Govt has housing fix-up plan
GOVERNMENT IS CONSIDERING entering into arrangements with owners of abandoned and derelict buildings in a bid to acquire them and boost the country’s housing stock.
The disclosure by Housing Minister Denis Kellman came as he reported that a local delegation was able to secure support from a grouping of Latin American and Caribbean countries to champion some specific needs of Small Island Developing States like Barbados.
The meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Housing and Urbanisation in Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Jamaica late last month.
Barbados had pushed for critical issues such as the vulnerability of countries to climate change as evidenced by the damage caused in Dominica by Tropical Storm Erika, and the need to get abandoned and derelict buildings back into the housing stock to be included in the Habitat III report for Latin America and the Caribbean. (WILLCOMM)
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