[www.inewsguyana.com] – Residents of Batavia, Region Seven have welcomed the completion of a new 100- foot wooden bridge constructed at the northern end of Arian Island at the cost of $1.8M, which was made available by the Government through the Amerindian Affairs Ministry.
Batavia’s Toshao, Eyon Boyal explained that the bridge was built over the part of the island that is usually flooded whenever the tide is high, primarily to ensure that students no longer have to walk through swamp water to get to the Batavia Primary School.
“It’s a dream come through for the village especially for the children of the Primary school who traverse the area on a daily basis. Finally, after 13 years, our dream for a bridge over that specific area is now a reality,” Boyal said.
This bridge is only one of several projects being implemented in the Region Seven community by the Amerindian Affairs Ministry. [Extracted and modified from GINA]