The first Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme which provides an opportunity for Guyanese citizens to improve their standard of living, was launched on Friday at C Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The project became a reality due to the collaboration between the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Present at the launch was CH&PA Senior Community Development Officer, Antonette Bennet, who stated that application submissions for the programmeSophia residents gathered at the launchingcommenced on November 1, 2018, and will conclude on February 1, 2019.Bennet also went in-depth to explain that applicants can be registered and interviewed on-the-spot, which will be followed by a verification visit by field officers when the applicants become eligible.An article by the Department of Public information (DPI) revealed that the programme was started last year and provides two housing projects mainly; the Core Home Support and Home Improvement Subsidy.The first housing project comprises of a four hundred square feet flat concrete building at a cost of $4M, but requires approved applicants to make a down payment of $100,000 towards the construction. Meanwhile the Home Improving Subsidy provides a grant of $500,000 in materials.Additionally, persons who apply for the Core Home Support must be living in a regularised squatting area or a CH&PA-allocated Housing Scheme and walk with the necessary documents.The project will be in four districts; areas in Georgetown; Industry to La Bonne Intention on the East Coast Demerara (ECD), Eccles to Diamond/Grove on the East Bank Demerara (EBD) and La Parfaite Harmonie in Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).
Donegal’s visiting bird population have delayed their exodus to warmer climates thanks to our unseasonably high temperatures.Tens of thousands of migratory birds including swallows, warblers and housemartins would normally have started their exit – mostly to various parts of Africa by now.But Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland has revealed that our summer visitors are staying a little longer this year as temperatures topped 25C in parts of the country on Wednesday. “Birds don’t have calendars and decide they have to go on a certain date. They go by the climate change.“And thanks to the unseasonably warm weather they are staying longer this year,” he said.And he explained that the increase in temperatures could have a knock-on affect for the chances of many birds survival in Ireland for future generations.Mr Hatch explained how many birds are now feeding as much as they can before they make their 8,000 km journey. “Thanks to the good weather, there is an abundance of flies and other insects which many of these birds are stocking up on.“That will stand them in good stead to make their long journeys and hopefully be able to return to Ireland again next year.“A lot of species suffered this summer because of gorse fires and perhaps this is nature’s way of balancing that out,” he said.As well as insect eaters including swallows and warblers, other birds including many species of tern also migrate at this time of year.Ends DONEGAL’S MIGRATORY BIRDS STILL HERE THANKS TO GOOD WEATHER was last modified: September 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)