$210M in contracts signed to improve services countrywide

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projects chosen by regional authorities

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Over 5000 residents in various regions will benefit from improved education, health, transport and regional services following the signing of several contracts today.

Nine contracts valued approximately $210Million were signed today with contractors in the Ministry of Communities’ compound in Kingston. Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan emphasised that the priority areas in these sectors were identified by the regions themselves through a visionary and consultative process.

“These projects will result in direct benefits across six of our management regions and four sectors of development. It is a testament to the government’s commitment to develop communities countrywide by providing better healthcare services, educational facilities, transport infrastructure, and to enhance regional management facilities.”

The contracts were awarded through a public procurement process. They will fund the construction of Schoonard, Strathspey and North Vryheid nursery schools, Kamarang Primary School, health centres at Amelia Ward, the Doctor’s Quarter in New Amsterdam, the Regional Administration Annex building in Lethem and the rehabilitation of Ballfield Road in Wismar.

Minister Bulkan told the contractors that they will be monitored and assessed during the process. He urged them to execute quality projects in a timely manner. The contracts will be overseen by the respective Neighbourhood Democratic Councils.

By: Ranetta La Fleur.

Photos: Jameel Mohamed.