House cleared $2.514B in supplementary spending
DPI, GUYANA, Friday, August 4, 2017
The National Assembly late last evening approved a supplementary provision on the current and capital estimates totalling $2.514B for the period January 01 to December 31, 2017.
The extra budgetary funding includes:
- Ministry of Agriculture-$730.640M
-Flood Risk Assessment Project: construction of three pump stations, continued rehabilitation of the East Demerara Water Conservancy
-Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project-rehabilitation of the pump station at Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD.)
-Sustainable Agriculture Development Project-resources associated with an agriculture census
- Ministry of Business-$197.098M
-Works on the Lethem Industrial Estate development
- Ministry of Public Infrastructure-$520M
-Sea Defence at Rotterdam-Ruimzeight, West Coast Demerara (WCD) and at Cottage Mahaicony.
-The Bagotsville Main Access Public Road
-Rehabilitation of MV Sandaka
- Ministry of Public Health-$98.300M
-Procurement of platelepheresis machine for the National Blood Bank
-Procurement of a Mammography machine for the National Blood Bank.
- Ministry of Legal Affairs-$116.321
-Provision for the establishment of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA)
- Ministry of Public Security-$765.037M
-The establishment of the National Anti-Narcotic Agency
-Prisons: construction of temporary holding facilities at the Lusignan Prison; cleanup at the site at Camp Street Prison, refurbishment of the dormitory among others.
- Public Service Appellate Tribunal-$22.553M
-Provision for salaries and allowances
-Purchase of office equipment and furniture
- Public Procurement Commission-$62.119M
-Provision for salaries and allowances and charges such as rent, security, electricity and water
-Purchase of equipment, a vehicle, computers, equipment
- Region 10: Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice-$2.610M
-Purchase of a roller
By: Macalia Santos