$94M water system improvement projects for Region Eight 

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…three villages, 1,4000 residents to benefit

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has inked three contracts worth GYD$94 million to improve water supply systems in Region Eight in three villages: Kaibarupai, Monkey Mountain and Taruka.

The contracts were signed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, among GWI, the Toshaos of the benefiting villages and the Contractor, R. Kissoon Contracting Services. The contract sum for the villages are as follows: Kaibarupai – $34.7M, Monkey Mountain – $32.7M and Taruka – $26.6M.

The aim of these projects is to provide residents of the outlined communities with adequate and convenient access to potable water. The scope of works include the drilling of wells, installation of well pumps and photovoltaic systems, construction of elevated storage and installation of storage tanks and the installation of distribution networks and service connections.

Each project is expected to last for a duration of three months. Upon completion, over 1400 persons are expected to reap the benefits of these improvement works.

Visit to the proposed well site in Monkey

During one of the signing ceremonies, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Water, Andre Ally reiterated the Government’s commitment to meeting the needs of citizens

Meanwhile, Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues said that although the projects are expected of the government, their impact will be extraordinary.

She noted that priority areas were identified following a Needs Analysis and regardless of who supported this administration during elections, resources will be distributed in an equitable manner across regions.

Meanwhile, Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal said the government is committed to bridging the gap between the coastland and hinterland. He added that as GWI works to supply more communities with improved water supply, his Ministry will ensure the requisite funds are available to execute the same.

He called on the beneficiaries to take up ownership of the water supply systems by properly maintaining them.

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