More Starter Houses to be Constructed in Port Loyola
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) is already looking to build four more starter homes in the Port Loyola Community. The Ministry’s Public Relations Manager, Marisa Alamilla, explains that they are working to deliver homes to persons in all constituencies; however, they must ensure that the conditions on the land are up to par with the ministry’s standards so construction can commence.
Marisa Alamilla, Public Relations Manager, MIDH: “I think people don’t understand that process. That process is one where we go and we see a land. I have to wait until my engineers, until the person that have building experience at the ministry tell us yes it’s ready, the ground has been settled and we can commence construction. If not we’re going to have a house that sinks and then you all are going to be the same ones to come and come at me about a house that’s sinking. So we have to try to protect what’s going on at the ministry. So I mean everybody is like “Oh we don’t want to build for Port.” that’s not true. We have commenced putting in the fill for not only Port Loyola but for Lake Independence and for other areas. We are waiting for settlement. In fact two of his properties have been cleared for settlement so far. We will be adding sand to bind the clay and then we can commence construction on those two. The other one I need to put more filling.”