MIDH Says Its Focus is on Delivering Quality Homes Over Large Quantity
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) say it has successfully handed over close to two hundred starter homes to deserving Belizeans within the last fiscal year. The Ministry’s Public Relations Manager, Marisa Alamilla, conceded that they are nowhere near the ten thousand mark that the Briceño Administration had set when starting this initiative. She explained that the task is no easy undertaking and the team tasked to oversee this project is focusing on quality rather than quantity.
Marisa Alamilla, Public Relations Manager, MIDH: “We’ve delivered almost two hundred homes in the last fiscal year. We’re looking to deliver another fifty homes in Burrell Boom come February please don’t hold me to dates because quality needs to be assured. So around February we’re looking to deliver another fifty homes in Boom and we will continue to do the homes. We are looking to start new homes right here in January. I am sorry but unlike everybody else that is hung up on numbers I’m hung up on quality and service to our people. So I rather deliver a hundred high standard, high quality homes than give you one thousand homes that are of no quality or limited quality. I don’t do numbers that way.”
Alamilla says that the ministry is working to build houses throughout the entire country; however, there are certain requirements that need to be met before construction can start.
Marisa Alamilla, Public Relations Manager, MIDH: “We are not only building in Belize district. We are building in all six districts in every nook and cranny you can find because we go where people have their land. And so it’s a feat that I’m sure not everybody sat down and realized how large a feat it was but for thirteen years nothing was being done in housing. We are trying to do something and we’re trying to make sure that it is accountable and transparent and that it has the quality that our minister demands.”