South Road bridges near completion

─ M&CC continues mission to restore capital city

 DPI, Guyana, Friday, October 11, 2019

The Georgetown Mayor and City Council is pushing ahead with its agenda to restore the capital city to its former glory. To this end, City Hall, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communities, has embarked on several rehabilitation projects of markets and bridges as well as the much-needed cleaning of drainage systems around the city.

Recently, a team from the Georgetown Municipality visited the construction sites of two wooden bridges on South Road, Georgetown. Councillor, Constituency 7, Councilor, Ivelaw Henry said the bridges cost more than $1M and will provide access to persons coming from the southern side of Georgetown. “Construction of the bridges began three weeks ago and is about 80% completed. All that remains is for the structures to be painted. These bridges were in bad shape; therefore, we felt it was an important project for the constituency.”

He added that the project also focuses on drainage and highlighted that the clearing of 15 drains around the city is currently being carried out. So far, 12 have been completed.

“The drainage around the city is being cleared by some youths from the Victoria village on the East Coast of Demerara who were unemployed. They have already cleared the drains on the northern side of Bourda, that is between North Road and Regent Street, and they have cleaned eight bridges in that area also. There will be a complete thorough cleaning of the drains,” he noted.

The entire project is expected to be wrapped up by next week. The councillor further urged the public to responsibly dispose of their garbage. He also appealed for city residents to “work together with the Georgetown Mayor and City Council to restore Georgetown to its former status as the Garden City”.

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