Mabaruma Town taking shape- roads and other infrastructural works on stream

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The township of Mabaruma, Region one is said to be taking shape as several infrastructural works are on stream by the office of the Mayor and City Council.

Among the infrastructural works is the construction of several “feeder” roads within the Sub-district. This was disclosed by Town Clerk of Mabaruma Barrington Wade during an exclusive interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI.)

Mabaruma Town Clerk- Barrington Wade.

The Town Clerk explained that the “feeder” roads are those which give way into the smaller communities with Mabaruma.

Wade puts the project cost at approximately $5M and will target three areas. He explained that “we are looking at a mile and a half road in the different areas. Mabaruma Settlement, Mabaruma Township and the Mabaruma compound. So those are the three areas that we are concentrating on at the present moment”.

The Town Clerk said, that work has already commenced on the roads in those areas. “We have done some preliminary works like the clearing of the shoulders of those roads but as the weather holds up we are going to get into sort of grading and shaping those roads” Wade explained.

The Town Clerk said that Mabaruma is also taking steps towards creating a “Green Guyana”. Ward noted that this includes the establishment of a green park which has a ground for young people and a pavilion.

Other works in the community include a tarmac which will house over 100 vendors who are currently located at Kumaka and will be the main shopping area for the Town.

Ward said that the main goal is to have the “restoration of the town where we can have some boulevards where we can have some nice trees, floral and so on we are concentrating on at the moment.”

Mabaruma officially became a town on October 21, 2015

 

By: Isaiah Braithwaite

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