Tenants at Namara Settlement in Tacirua East have started moving out after their request for financial assistance was approved.
Housing Authority chief executive officer Alipate Naiorosui said, “We are happy to be of assistance to these families who will relocate. The land was given by TLTB and the landowners of Mataqali Nawavatu in order to develop land suitable for housing in the central division”.
A total of 7 families have already relocated and a further 5 families are expected to dismantle and relocate their homes this week. There are 50 families in total.
The relocation is necessary to enable the contractor, China Railway First Group, to complete the remaining 2 phases of the subdivision. Currently about 167 lots are now completed and will be ready for pre-sale shortly with a further 400 lots expected to be ready for sale by December this year.
Naiorosui continued, “Each family will be given $10,000 to financially assist with dismantling their homes, transporting and reconstruction including connection to electricity and water utilities”.
The families will also have the opportunity to purchase a lot at the Tacirua East subdivision by committing a portion of their financial assistance toward the deposit.
The Tacirua East Stage 2 subdivision was officially launched in 2010 and is earmarked to yield 1050 residential lots alongside a mix of commercial, light industrial, religious and civic lots over 184 acres by 2014.