Region Two $34M boating landing consultations commence
DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Boat operators working within the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) district will soon be able to offload their passengers in much better conditions, as consultations commence for the establishment of a $34M boat landing at Supenaam.
The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI) and the regional administration, which will see the ministry providing technical recommendations as well as guidance to ensure that the work is properly executed.
According to Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson, during the administration’s statutory meeting, a team from the ministry will be present to provide information and layout of the of the landing to the council members. This consultation will afford the members an opportunity to highlight their concerns and offer recommendations concerning the projects.
Hopkinson, who has viewed the layout plan of the project, believes it will receive positive reviews from the regional administration. He is optimistic that all parties will have an input in the decision-making process since it benefits both the residents and the region as a whole.
The new structure will be equipped with a port for entry and exit and a special area for differently-abled persons as well as the establishment of an information desk.
The REO emphasised that “at this moment passengers are facing great discomfort whenever the speedboats offload which has led to poor imaging of the current structure hence the need to reinforce the safety of our residents.” According to Hopkinson, the landing will play an integral in the development of the region’s tourism sector.
This initiative is one of the many projects slated for the Pomeroon-Supenaam area, as the regional administration aims to ensure the improvement of the physical, social and economic well-being of its residents, by providing quality services for the orderly development of the region.
By: Neola Damon