“$220MILLION agriculture facility for region 10” – MP Rutherford
– Will see production and harvesting of orchards, nurseries
– seed production
– breeding of cattle.
DPI, Guyana, Monday, December 3, 2018
Seventy-five percent of works undertaken for 2018 in Region Ten, Upper Demerara-Berbice have been completed. This is according to Member of Parliament, Audwin Rutherford, during Monday’s 2019 Budget debate.
Rutherford says works have been completed in sub-region Two and the riverine areas of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo in Region 10, as well as in the lone NDC Kwakwani.
“This represents 31 projects and over $50 million of which 75 percent have been completed,” Rutherford said.
Maintenance and repair work to schools have been completed, these Rutherford said include Howell Wilson Primary in Ituni, Kwakwani Secondary and several riverine schools, Wisburg Secondary, Harmony Secondary and Wismar Christianburg Secondary.
In the meantime, the Member of Parliament lauded the $220Million agriculture facility slated to established in Region 10. “This new programme will particularly benefit the residents of sub-region Two and aid in the Regional and National food security mandate”
Rutherford explained that the new facility to located in Ebini will result in the production of orchards and plant nurseries. It will also be used to breed herds of cattle and small ruminants to provide stock for farmers and seed stock for entrepreneurs.
Rutherford says this initiative will create new employment opportunities, both directly and indirectly as the country’s economic base is moved inland. It will also complement other activities such as mining, forestry and support-service activities.
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