$186M Hinterland Dormitory to be dedicated next Monday

DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 8, 2019

President David Granger is expected to dedicate the $186M Hinterland Student Dormitory located in Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown on July 15.

Located in the same geographic space as the current Hinterland Student Dormitory, the facility will house sixteen (16) apartments, each housing six (6) students. The apartments are outfitted with a kitchenette, toilet and bath area and also a study area, while the dormitory itself has a cooking area, a library, and a playroom. There are also accommodations for two (2) supervisors.

The new facility caters for students pursuing tertiary education at the University of Guyana (UG), the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), the Government Technical Institute (GTI), the Guyana School of Agriculture, Carnegie School of Home Economics, the E.R Burrowes School of Art and the Guyana Industrial Training Center.

Currently, several students attending tertiary institutes are being housed at the Secondary Student Dormitory, Liliendaal, and the Indigenous Residence in Princes Street.

The project is part of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs capital programme. BK. International was awarded the contract and was supervised by the consultancy firm Kalitech Incorporated.

In recent years, an estimated 600 students have benefited from hinterland scholarships to attend tertiary institutions on the coast.

Image: Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs