Tendering process for construction of smart stops ongoing

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

As the Ministry of Communities moves apace with its Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP), the tendering process for the construction of ‘smart stops’ in nine municipalities has garnered bids ranging from $80Million to more than $100Million.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) Danielle Campbell-Lowe, attached to the Ministry, said this initiative aims to convert the country’s current bus stops into safe, pleasant waiting areas with improved interactive information services, sanitary dispensary among others.

According to Campbell-Lowe, the smart stops will feature solar lighting, USB charging ports, free wifi, advertisement spaces, information spaces, protective guard rails and garbage receptacles. A model of the green smart stop was on display during the Green Guyana Expo, earlier this month.

The project also has an infrastructural development component, which will focus on the construction of bridges, culvert, roads, playgrounds, parks and markets. These projects will be facilitated are per requests coming to the unit from the communities, through their local organs.

The new smart stops will be installed in Anna Regina, Corriverton, Bartica, Georgetown, Rose Hall, Linden, Lethem, New Amsterdam and Mabaruma.

The CIIP which was launched in 2014, is aimed at aesthetically transforming communities and creating jobs at the grassroots level.

Neola Damon.

Images: Ministry of Communities.

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