Further developments for Region 6 six with approved $7.6Billion

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, December 13, 2018

The East Berbice-Corentyne region is set for further development with the approval of some $7.6Billion. The sum was granted in the Committee of Supply, after a robust defence by Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan.

Minister of Communities Roald Bulkan defending the budgetary allocations for the East Berbice-Corentyne region in the National Assembly.

The allocation to the region will see developments in the agriculture sector, which has received a whopping $971.5Million. Funds in this sector will see the development of drainage and irrigation of all lands within the Drainage and Irrigation (D&I) system for the social and economic benefit of all residents of the region.

Public Infrastructure will also see further improvement as some $546.3 has been approved. Among the projects catered for in this sector is the rehabilitation of roads at Kildonan, Nos. 43, 48, 51 and 72 Villages, Canefield, Canjie, Angoy’s Avenue, Edinburgh Housing Scheme, Gibraltar and John’s Settlement.  Also slated is the construction of a wharf at Albion

Education delivery has seen the largest allocation with $3.8Billion received. This will go towards ensuring equal access to quality education for all children in the region. Listed among the planned initiatives are the rehabilitation of Kildonan and Leeds primary schools and teachers’ quarters at Schepmoed and the extension of Berbice Educational Institute.

Health service follows with $2.1Billion and will see the completion of the maternity ward at the New Amsterdam Hospital and the construction of an operating theatre at the Skeldon Hospital, among other projects.

Alexis Rodney.

Image: Keno George.

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