“Holistic” urban renewal program in Bahamas declared a resounding success.

Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis touted the success of the Government’s Urban Renewal Programme underscoring that the quality of life for residents in the communities of Bain and Grants Town, Centreville and Englerston has been positively impacted by it.

In his communication to the House of Assembly, Wednesday, July 23, the Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged that Urban Renewal 2.0 is not a “panacea” for all social ills, however the urban and traditional communities are “the richer” because of the programme.

He told parliamentarians that the Government is “resolute” in its commitment to address the myriad of challenges confronting the nation in a holistic and integrated model that addresses the social, educational and community development.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that the Urban Renewal Band has transformed and empowered hundreds of lives as a result of their participation in it.

Since November 2013, over 600 houses in 23 constituencies in New Providence have been repaired as a result of the Small Home Repairs Programme.

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