GWI upgrading Vlissingen, Charlestown transmission lines

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, March 16, 2018

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has begun upgrading transmission lines in Georgetown.

At a press conference held today the GWI’s Shelterbelt, Vlissingen Road Georgetown, Managing Director Dr. Van West-Charles said the government has allocated funds in the 2018 national budget for works on the lines extending from the Shelterbelt to the Kitty Seawall.

GWI, through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/European Union (EU), has currently tendered for the upgrade of lines from the Shelterbelt to central Ruimveldt. Works have also begun on the upgrade of lines in Charlestown and Albouystown

It forms part of a phased approach to rehabilitate the aged network system, Dr. Van West-Charles explained. He added that GWI has estimated a cost of US$40M to “fix priority areas in Central Georgetown.

Managing Director of GWI, Dr Richard Van West-Charles.


By: Tiffny Rhodius


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