First Habitat III Community Meeting July 21

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The future of housing in Barbados will be the focus of discussion at the first Habitat III Community Meeting to be held at the Queen???s Park Steel Shed on Tuesday, July 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Persons can voice their concerns on the current trends impacting housing, transport and infrastructure in urban and rural Barbados at the Habitat III Community meetings.

Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman will also give brief remarks.The event will be live streamed at www.mrd.gov.bb and persons can also email their questions to habitat3@housing.gov.bb.

The second meeting takes places on Sunday, August 9 in the school hall at Queen???s College, Husbands, St. James. The following meetings will be on Wednesday, August 12, at the Alexandra Secondary School, Speightstown, and on Sunday, August 15 at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip.

The final meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 19 in the church hall of the Christ Church Parish Church, Oistins, Christ Church. All meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Public input will go towards the Habitat III proposal which will initially plan the next 20 years in urban and rural development in Barbados. A team from Barbados will present these plans at Habitat III; a major global summit which will be held in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17- 20, 2016.

jamal.hall@barbados.gov.bb

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