Plans moving apace for establishment of Region 2 Radio Station

Plans moving apace for establishment of Region 2 Radio Station

─ work to start in September

─ Radio Station to be commissioned in November

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Residents of Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam will soon benefit from a community radio station. This initiative is a collaboration between the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Region Two Regional Council, the National Communication Network and other stakeholders.

At the most recent launch of a hinterland radio station; President David Granger [second from left] and Toshao David Henry [second from right] unveiling the plaque for Radio Orealla 95.1FM, as Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock and Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton look on

Speaking to the Department of Public of Information (DPI), the Chief of Staff of the OPM, Omar Bissoon said interested persons can bid for the contract. The OPM is, therefore, inviting sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the construction of facilities for the Essequibo radio station in Cotton Field.

Bissoon highlighted that work will start in September and the station is expected to be commissioned in November. Bidding for the construction of the facilities will be conducted through the Open Tender Procedure. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Permanent Secretary at the OPM.

Bissoon underscored that among the requirements for those bidding is experience as a Civil Works contractor on similar projects; evidence of financial capacity and a valid certificate of Compliance.

The Chief of Staff said the administration considers connecting communities in the hinterland as a vital step to improving the lives of the residents in these far-flung communities. Thus far, several community radio stations have been established – Radio Lethem in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) in May 2016; Radio Maburama in Barima-Waini, (Region One) in June 2016’ Radio Mahdia in Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) on October 8, 2017 and recently Radio Bartica in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) on November 17, 2017 and Radio Orealla, in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) on March 26, 2018.

By: Gabreila Patram

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