Phase 3 of additional 70 housing units to add up to a total of 163 housing units at NASSCORP Village outside Monrovia are underway, according to Gyude W. Allison, deputy managing director for technical services at the National Housing Authority (NHA).
Following a tour of the construction site on Thursday, Mr. Allison told journalists that an additional 70 housing units have been awarded to ten Liberian owned construction companies.
“We have to make sure that the construction companies are able to get the job done on schedule,” Mr. Allison said. “And therefore the job is spread out five units to a builder.”
He named the construction companies as Arno, Alliance, Tabitha, Link and Cusmos Construction Corporation.
Others are 4 Dimensions, Moabel Inc., IGC, Zenith and Dwellsmart Incorporated.
He said the 70 units are being constructed on 18 acres of land to make the total land space developed approximately 35 acres. The first and second phases had 7 (58 units) and 9 (35 units) acres respectively.
“The current units will each have three bedrooms, two baths and a garage for vehicles; and each costs US$28, 000,” Allison said.
He noted that the current construction would take approximately 120 days to complete each unit, with a grace period of 30 days, due to incidental events like rain.
Mr. Allison said the current project provides jobs for more than 350 Liberians in the sector, along with those who provide supplies of poles, market women who deal in foodstuffs for construction workers, among others.
He explained that after the completion of the project, which is actually intended on 50 acres of land, a 125 KVA generator presently installed for the community will be switched on to provide security for the community of about 1,500 residents.
Meanwhile, NASSCORP’s public relations coordinator Cora E. Taylor Ferguson told journalists that her outfit is impressed with the level of progress at the village.
“Our money is at work and I want to commend NHA for doing a great job,” she said. “I decided to come over to the village and witness the level of progress here and I’m extremely impressed.”
The National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) is funding the project.
The NASSCORP Village project is meant to give middle income Liberian workers a chance to own a home.
NHA’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Howard, called on Liberian middle income earners to take advantage of the provision to become homeowners through NHA’s mortgage system with the Liberian Bank for Development & Investment (LBDI).