Breach Sealed at Providence

During Spring tide a section of the Earthen embankment was breached at Providence, East Bank Demerara along the Demerara River which resulted in localized flooding. However, residents in proximity of the breach were not affected.

The Sea and River Defence Department immediately mobilized a contractor with an excavator to seal the breach. The breach was successfully sealed on February 21, 2019 before the next spring tide and currently works are ongoing which entails the incorporation of timber revetment to fortify and stabilize the vulnerable sections.

The Sea and River Defense are currently carrying out a condition assessment of the river defense along the East Bank of Demerara to prevent reoccurrence of such situation.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure along with the Sea and River Defense Department wishes to advise residents within the coastal areas to desist from cutting of the natural mangrove and to refrain from squatting along the river defense and/ or reserves.

Krest Cummings

Ministry of Public Infrastructure

Public Relations Officer

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