Housing Commissioner Rolando Wilson, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and representative of contractor Van Boekel Lars Vincken signing the contract for phase two of the Under the Hill housing project in Saba.
SABA–After the successful completion of phase one of the Under the Hill housing project in Saba at the end of December 2013 and homes rented as early as the beginning of January 2014, phase two will soon become a reality.
On Wednesday, June 6, a contract was signed between the Public Entity Saba and contractor Van Boekel. The execution of the work will commence in September.
Upon completion, there will be a total of 18 units available consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes located directly above phase one.
The completion of this project is to help Own Your Own Home Foundation in assisting persons looking for rental homes.
Present at the signing ceremony of the contract were Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioner of Housing Rolando Wilson, board member of Own Your Own Home Foundation Piet Gerritsen, contractor representative Lars Vincken, Head of the Planning Bureau Robert Zagers, and housing corporation Woonlinie representatives Maarten Koster and Hugo Meijwaard.
“This is once again a historic moment for the community of Saba as this opens up the door for future housing possibilities for families. I would like to thank Woonlinie, the European Union and all parties who in one way or the other assisted in making this a reality,” Commissioner Wilson said.