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HDC to demolish two $26m housing projects
Two Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartment buildings, constructed by China Jiangsu International Economic Co-operation Corp (CJI) in Morvant at a cost of $26 million, are to be demolished because they have begun to collapse. About 80 per cent of the money already has been paid to the Chinese firm, HDC managing director Jearlean John said yesterday. “I did not reach the decision lightly. It’s a big loss. So many people are waiting in line for houses,” she said as she took the media on a tour of the site. Earlier this month the Chinese firm was awarded a $500 million contract to build the University of the West Indies’ south campus in Debe. Former president of the T&T Contractors Association Mikey Joseph had criticised the award of that contract, citing Jiangsu’s “poor track record.” The four-storey HDC buildings in Morvant, which accommodate 48 three-bedroom units, are part of the Las Alturas Lady Young Development in Stephensville, near the lookout at Lady Young Road, Morvant.
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