Refurbishment work begins at Oropune Gardens

Housing and Urban Development Minister, Edmund Dillon (centre) and HDC Managing Director, Brent Lyons (right) examine some of the damages to the area outside a resident’s apartment.

Residents of Oropune Gardens whose homes suffered damages from the floods in October, will have their homes refurbished by the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC). This assurance is being given to residents as plans have been approved for work to begin next week. Assessments and scopes of work were conducted on the damaged units and residents are being urged to cooperate and make themselves available to the contractors so that the work can be completed seamlessly.

In preparation for the start of the refurbishment work, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Edmund Dillon and HDC Managing Director, Brent Lyons visited the Oropune Gardens community today (April 12) to inform residents of the upcoming works and view the refurbishment plan with the technical team. According to HDC Managing Director, Brent Lyons, “it was always our intention to begin the critical refurbishment work in Oropune Gardens sooner but it was financially difficult for us to execute the work at that time.  I am pleased, however, with the refurbishment plans that have been provided by the technical team and once there are no delays, these homes will be refurbished within eight weeks. We will continue to do our best and explore all possible measures to reduce the impact of any flooding in our communities.”

In addition to the refurbishment work on these units, the HDC, in preparation for the upcoming rainy season, will conduct some mitigation work in the community. Water pumps will also be serviced and re-installed as an additional measure.

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