A technical agreement was signed on Thursday between the government and the Peoples’ Republic of China, for the continuation of work on the Boobey Alley Project.
The area has been assessed in terms of the topography and other environmental aspects and plans are moving along to the next phase of the project, which will see the commencement of construction in Pointe.
Housing Minister Maria Bird Browne praised the assistance from the friendly government, saying the move will continue to strengthen their relationship.
Bird-Browne said her government is committed to the continued empowerment of the people in Antigua and Barbuda.
“Since its inception, the ABLP government in 2014 embarked upon a housing revolution. When we look at climate-resilient housing, we look at every sector and every class of individuals. We look especially, at those who are at the lower end of the earning spectrum. We look at affordable housing, low-income housing, and now social housing…”, Bird-Browne said.
She said the people of Boobey Alley will now be empowered with climate resilience houses, offered through the efforts of both governments.
The initiative according to Bird-Browne will be expanded to several other communities including Perry Bay, Bolands and Clare Hall.
Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yanling, the agreement reflects China’s purpose in helping achieve community development.
“Based on the exchange of notes between our government signed in August, this agreement signifies the commencement of a new phase forward to implement the project…”, she said
Yanling also thanked her team and the government’s team for their hard work so far.