The Hon. Mohamed Irfaan Ali Minister of Housing & Water

Welcome to the Central Housing & Planning Authority (Guyana)

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), was established in 1948, vide the Housing Act, Chapter 36:20, to address the housing needs of the citizens of Guyana. The Agency, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and Water, has the following primary objectives:

  • Divestment of Government land to eligible Guyanese for residential use.
  • Development of housing schemes and regularization and upgrade of squatter settlements.
  • Orderly and progressive development of Land, Cities, Towns, Urban and Rural areas.
  • Granting security of tenure, (Transports and Certificates of Title to Land).
  • Preparation of development plans for urban centers.
  • Provision of services (access roads, internal road networks, water distribution networks, drainage, electricity).
  • Collaboration with stakeholders for the development of sustainable communities.

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Hon. Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of GuyExpo 2014

03 October 2014

Your Excellency, President Donald Ramotar; Madam First Lady, Ms Deolatchmie Ramotar; Honourable Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds and Ms Hinds; my colleagues of the Cabinet; members of the diplomatic community; foreign delegates and exhibitors; ladies and gentlemen, especially the pioneers of the Private Sector of Guyana, led by the President of the Private Sector Commission, Mr Ramesh Persaud; good evening and welcome to GuyExpo 2014.



First 50 homes in Government’s 1000 turn-key homes project allocated

10 September 2014

As government continues in its quest to make available affording housing for citizens,
the first batch of homes under the Perseverance 1000 turn-key homes has been allocated.




President upbeat Parfaite Harmonie access road will aid in increasing production and productivity

10 September 2014

Speaking at the commissioning of the $604M Parfaite Harmonie access road today,
President Donald Ramotar said he is confident the new highway will aid in increased production and productivity,
thus advancing Guyana’s growing economy.




Private sector bodies impressed with housing developments along East Bank corridor

09 September 2014

Members of the Private Sector were today given a tour of several housing development projects along the East Bank Demerara corridor, which are aiding in the massive transformation of that area.

The Private Sector members all expressed their satisfaction over what is taking place in the local housing sector and moreso the country’s development at large.
Housing Minister Irfaan Ali, and other officials from his ministry took members, Private Sector Commission (PSC) Chairman, Ramesh Persaud, Vice Chairman, Edward Boyer, Past President Clinton Urling, Kit Nascimento, Annette Arjune and other stakeholders on the tour.

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Housing Minister Irfaan Ali and Members of the Private Sector in front some of the high income turn-key homes in Eccles



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