India’s PM Modi for December State Visit- Min. Harmon
– Commissioning of Indian Indentureship Monument to take place during visit
– $38M contract awarded for construction of visitors’ gallery, security hut at monument site
DPI, Guyana, Monday, September 24, 2018
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today confirmed that Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will be here in December for a State Visit.
It is expected that the Indian Indentureship Monument at Palmyra, Region Six will be completed in time for the visit.
Minister Harmon also announced that a $38 million contract was approved by the Cabinet for the construction of a visitors’ gallery and security hut at the site of the monument.
The project is being managed by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and is expected to be completed by the end of October.
As part of the Ministry’s continued commitment to community and regional development across Guyana, this project entails the construction of the monument base and podium, as well as peripheral components including the walkway, landscaping details, internal drainage, roadway, lighting, visitors’ gallery, security hut and fencing.
In honour of the continued relationship between nations, the monument was gifted to the Government of Guyana by the Government of the Republic of India as a symbol of cultural and historical celebration.
Measuring 12×12ft, the bronze monument is a visual representation of ordinary Indian people in routine everyday life. Each figure will bear a significant artifact as an ode to the continued traditions brought by forefathers from India translated to current livelihood and practices by Guyanese today.