100% Region Three projects completed – MP John Adams

DPI, Guyana, Monday, December 3, 2018

For this 2018, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Region Three has seen the completion of “one hundred percent of its regional projects and one hundred percent of the appropriate sum was expended.”

This was disclosed by Government Member of Parliament John Adams during the 2019 budget debates in the National Assembly today.

Government Member of Parliament John Adams.

The MP explained that 94.5 percent of the region’s $463.999Million allocated for its Private Sector Investment Programme was expended with 5.5 percent held in retention.

He highlighted some of the works which included the construction of revetment at Salem, Stanleytown and Wakenaam sluices; construction of irrigation control structures at Tuschen; heavy duty bridges at Goed Intent, Zeelugt New Scheme, Levan Street Vergenoegen and Meten-meer-Zorg and the rehabilitation of streets in Stewartville, De Kendren, Den Amstel, Zeelugt, La Jalousie and other communities.

Adams also noted that the reconstruction of the Region’s Education Department’s Building (destroyed by fire in 2009); construction of a special needs school at Schoonard, and works at Vergenoegen Secondary School, Uitvlugt Secondary School, Wales Primary School, West Demerara Regional Hospital and the Lenora Diagnostic Center.

Noting the allocation of $6.3 Billion for the region in the 2019 Budget, MP Adams stated that, “Guyana is moving forward and so is Region Three”.

Forthcoming plans include the procurement of a new vehicle to service the region’s needs, the rehabilitation of the La Grange Co-Operative Building, the construction of more irrigation and control sluices at Canal #2 and La Destin, offloading ramp at Salem and revetments at Leguan, Bonisika, Sisters, Hogg Island. Also, additional roads and bridges will be constructed at Parika, Edingburg, Hague Backdam, Nismes and Tuschen. Several schools including those at Bagotsville, Lenora, Parfaite Harmony and Fellowship will be rehabilitated or constructed, and a modified bus to transport special needs children is to be procured.

In closing MP Adams reiterated that the APNU-AFC government will deliver on its promises, and they can rest assured that no one will be left behind, “We will transform the economy, empower the people, build sustainable communities and deliver a good life to all”

Paul Mc Adam.

Images: Jameel Mohamed.

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