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The Hon. Ronald Bulkan Minister of Communities

The Hon. Annette Ferguson, Minister within the Ministry of Communities

Welcome to the Central Housing & Planning Authority (Guyana)

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), was established in 1948, vide the Housing Act, Chapter 36:20, to address the housing needs of the citizens of Guyana. The Agency, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Communities, has the following primary objectives:

  • Divestment of Government land to eligible Guyanese for residential use.
  • Development of housing schemes and regularization and upgrade of squatter settlements.
  • Orderly and progressive development of Land, Cities, Towns, Urban and Rural areas.
  • Granting security of tenure, (Transports and Certificates of Title to Land).
  • Preparation of development plans for urban centers.
  • Provision of services (access roads, internal road networks, water distribution networks, drainage, electricity).
  • Collaboration with stakeholders for the development of sustainable communities.


The Work Services Group (WSG) in 2014 carried out road rehabilitation and maintenance to over 757 kilometres (km) of roads in three hinterland regions. 

Ninety (90) km was done in Region One, 10km in Region Seven, and 657.6km in Region Nine. 


This is according to Geoffrey Vaughn, Coordinator WSG, who explained that the sum of $883.1M was expended on hinterland roads in 2014.

According to information provided by Vaughn, completed projects for 2014 include pothole matching (surfacing with DBST) to the Mabaruma Road, Region One to the tune of $15M.

The Bartica-Potaro road, Region Seven, completed on November 15, 2014 saw interventions to the cost of $77. 34M out of a contract cost of $89. 9M.

Works on the road, carried out by the Force Action Unit, Ministry of Public Works included the squaring of potholes, infilling with crusher run, overlaying with asphalt and placing and compacting sections of roadways.

Also in Region Seven, the Ekereku Bottom Airstrip was completed. The airstrip benefitted from a supply of tar, the supply of material for Double Bituminous Surface Treatment (DBST).

Kares Engineering completed the works to the tune of $24.3M.

From September 1, 2014, the Siparuni Junction to Kurupukari Miles 86 to 135 also benefited from four months of intervention, including dewatering of holes and excavating of soft spots, grade shape and compact surface, placement and compacting of laterite and clearing of over growth. 

Mekdeci Machinery and Construction (MMC) Inc. completed the work at the cost of $46. 8M.

Also completed in Region Nine, road maintenance was done on Miles 135-276 Kurupukari to Tabatinga, maintenance from Lethem to Katina, from Parishara, Nappi to Haiwah, the road from Aishalton to Kraudar and the Massara road.

Work on the latter was carried out by MMC Inc. Out of a contract total of $39.9M; the sum of $11.9M was expended.

The road benefitted from grade shaping and compact surfacing, and compact laterite, drains’ excavation and grubbing of critical sections of the roadway and the installation of culverts.

Projects on which there has been significant progress, but have rolled over to 2015 include the Manicuero Junction to Pakera, Matthews Ridge, Region One and the Ituni-Kwakwani road, Region Ten. 

Work on the latter is 70 percent completed. Works on this road also cater for grade shaping and compact surfacing, and compact laterite, excavating of drains, grubbing of critical sections of the roadway and installation of culverts.



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