Study to modernise Stabroek Wharf ongoing

DPI, Guyana, Friday, September 14, 2018

Steps are being taken to rehabilitate the Stabroek Wharf, a facility utilised by thousands of Guyanese.

City’s Engineer, Colvern Venture

This was disclosed by the City’s Engineer Colvern Venture during a press conference in the council’s chambers, yesterday Venture said the Mayor and City Council is collaborating with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to modernise the area.

“The Ministry of Public Infrastructure would have recently signed off on a document for the first phase of that project which is the actual studies to be carried out. Not just for the wharf facility but the waterfront development and that is being executed under a loan from the UK CIF (United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Fund) project,” Venture stated.

It was highlighted by the engineer that the study should be completed in approximately eight months.  According to Venture, the objective is idea is to have a modernised facility that can benefit those who ply their trade and also serves as a major tourist attraction.

Under the Public Infrastructure Ministry, a number of wharves are slated to be modernised. It was confirmed by Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson in a recent interview with DPI that preliminary designs for the creation and restoration of modern Waterfront Recreational Areas between Kingston and Ogle, Stabroek Market and Vreed-en-Hoop were completed last year.

Work on these projects will be catered for under the £53.2M grant the government obtained from the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) to improve or create new infrastructure to drive economic growth and development.

Isaiah Braithwaite

Image by: Leon Leung

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