Government plans on constructing a drug bond to the tune of $7.6 million in Paradise, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
This was revealed as the $5.881 billion budgetary estimates for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) were approved on Thursday, following examination by the Committee of Supply.
The drug bond will facilitate the storage of small quantities of pharmaceuticals for the Region.
Additionally under the health sector, more medical support equipment will be purchased to enhance healthcare provision.
The Regional Democratic Council (RDC) intends to further collaborate with subject ministries in executing sectoral responsibilities while ensuring that the best level of education, health, infrastructural, agricultural and administrative services are delivered to residents of the Region.
Among the projects to be undertaken are major rehabilitative works on the RDC building at Triumph, ECD, including the installment of new electrical systems, roof and water trestles; furniture and equipment for the building will also be purchased.
Regarding agriculture, a number of timber revetments will be constructed at Nabaclis, Hand-en-Veldt, Mahaica and Alliance among others. Other sums will go towards the maintenance of drainage and irrigation works within the Region.
The maintenance of roads and bridges is facilitated in the 2017 Budget, while other bridges will be rehabilitated and roads upgraded. Buildings falling under the purview of the regional administration will benefit from continued maintenance in this budget. (Guyana Times)