Ramotar was joined by Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, General Secretary of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Dharamkumar Seeraj, Chairman of Region Six, Permaul Armogan, and other regional officials for the symbolic opening ceremony.
This new pump replaces one that was out of operation for several years, and which resulted in numerous problems affecting farmers and other residents.
President Ramotar said with this intervention, it is his hope that the pump station will encourage more cultivation of land, and at the same time ease difficulties experienced in flood prone areas.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy expressed satisfaction with the successful completion of the pump station. Dr. Ramsammy noted that the pump has been up and running for several weeks and has been giving its maximum output thus far.
The resuscitation of the Pump Station began in February 2013 and was done by General Engineering and Supplies Services. Work done on the existing structure includes the rebuilding of the pump house and installing a new pump, which has a huge discharge capacity.