Reg. 3 executes 100% of capital works in 2019

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, January 5, 2020

Region Three has executed all its capital works programme budgeted for 2019. Regional Executive Officer (REO), Region Three, Jennifer Ferreira-Dougall told DPI that all of the budgeted infrastructural works have been executed and the region is now monitoring the quality of work before final payment is made to contractors.

Ferreira-Dougall explained that there were several infrastructural development projects to be completed before the end of 2019.

“Whatever payment is left to be made is called retention and that is normal when you prepare a contract; there is a period after the contract has been completed and then you would have paid them, so physically we would have executed all of our capital project for this year,” she said.

The REO further explained that many roads, bridges, culverts, landings and ramps were constructed, buildings rehabilitated and furniture and equipment procured.

“Over the past four years, this region has been doing exceptionally well in improving the lives of our people. We focused our attention on education delivery, improving the health services delivery as well as improvements in public infrastructure and agriculture.”

Some of the completed projects include rehabilitation of the Leonora Cottage Hospital road, Jai Dam at Tuschen, Nismes Old Road, Edinburg Housing Scheme Road and Seaview Stewartville Road at a total cost of $67Million.

A sum of $88Million was spent on the construction of RC control structure at Le Destin, East Bank Essequibo, revetment installed at the Phoenix sluice in Leguan, rehabilitation of sluice revetment at Hogg Island, construction of revetment to control structure at Beribisaballi in the Essequibo River, construction of ramp and landing at Salem, East Bank Essequibo, rehabilitation of Enterprise Sluice in Leguan, rehabilitation of RC control structure at Canal No. 2, construction of revetment at Sideline Dam, Sisters Village and construction of revetment at Zeelugt Middle Walk.

Additionally, heavy-duty RC bridges were constructed at Leonora Cottage Hospital entrance, Edinburg, Retreat Street, Parika, Hague Back and Nismes while footpath bridges were built at Stewartville and Belle Vue Housing scheme, all at the cost of $83Million.

Under the education delivery programme, a sum of $134Million was spent on the enhancement of several schools and the construction of two new institution – the Bagotville Primary and Leonora Nursery Schools. A new school wing at the Leonora Primary School is near completion.

In ensuring that the region’s special needs children are also catered for the region purchased a new school bus equipped with wheelchair ramps to complement the recently constructed Special Needs School at Schnoord on the West Bank of Demerara.

“We will continue to serve the people of Region Three. In keeping with President Granger’s promise to provide a good life for everyone,” REO Ferreira-Dougall remarked.

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