$293M sea defence commissioned at Endeavour, Leguan

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, November 17, 2019

The recently concluded $293Million (US$1.4M) defence project at Endeavour on the Essequibo Island of Leguan was, on Sunday, commissioned by Minister of Social Protection, Hon. Amna Ally and His Worship the Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine.

Constructed by BK International, the project which is located on the eastern side of the island was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and entailed the construction of 300 metres.

As part of the visiting team’s mission, a newly established one-kilometre stretch of which connects the Endeavor and Amsterdam communities was also declared open.

Following the two commissioning exercises, Minister Ally and Mayor Narine spent time chatting with residents over at the Leguan Secondary School in Blenheim. During the interaction, the Social Protection Minister reiterated that the Coalition is committed to serving all Guyanese.

“Whether you are supporting the Coalition Government or not, our duty as a government is to serve you.”

She reminded that His Excellency, President David Granger has mandated the “good life” for all. According to Minister Ally, the time has come when every Guyanese has to “take time out” to analyse the many developments in the country; and further reminded that it is the APNU+AFC Coalition who stabilised Guyana’s economy.

In his remarks, Mayor Narine noted that it was also the Coalition Government who returned local democracy to Guyana – providing opportunities for residents to choose persons from their communities to make representation on their behalf. He also offered this advice to the young people at the meeting. “Do not listen to negative talks, but make wise choices today and continually… I want to let you know that the government cares for you and will ensure you have the necessary tools to succeed.”

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