Approximately $50M will be expended through Government grants in 2016 for significant upgrades to over one dozen community parks with the aim of improving recreational facilities for youths.
INews understands that the $50M will support the disbursement of grants range between $500,000 and $3.5M and that the sums of monies will assist in works such as the resurfacing of park grounds and the construction of walkways which lead to the recreational facilities.
The grants also cover the upgrading of several Youth Choice buildings in Regions Three and Four such as the rehabilitation of the building at Pheonix Park in Region Three ($1M), repairs to the steps to a building in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, ($500,000) and enclosing the bottom flat of a building located in Durban backlands ($500,000).
According to the Government, also catered for is the procurement of a vehicle to the tune of $4M, and sport equipment ($1M.)
The provisions for these parks and recreational facilities are in keeping with the belief that Guyanese youths need a healthy and safe environment in which to develop their sport and cultural skills.
Below is the list of regions which will benefit from the grants:
|Region||Location||Activities include||Cost (GYD)|
|Region 2||Jacklow Village||Landfill, grade and roll||$5M|
|Region 3||Crane||Landfill, grade and roll||$2.5M|
|Region 3||Meten-Meer-Zorg||Landfill, grade and roll||$2.5M|
|Region 3||Tuschen||Landfill, grade and roll||$2.5M|
|Region 4||C-Field, Sophia||Landfill, grade, roll and fence||$3M|
|Region 4||D-Field, Sophia||Landfill, grade and roll||$2.5M|
|Region 4||Tucville||Landfill, grade and roll||$2M|
|Region 4||Samatta Point, Grove||Landfill, grade and roll||$1M|
|Region 4||West Ruimveldt||Construction of a fence||$1M|
|Region 4||South Ruimveldt Park||Construction of a walkway||$1.5M|
|Region 5||Hopetown||Landfill, grade and fence||$2.5M|
|Region 6||Lesbeholden||Landfill, grade and roll||$2M|
|Region 6||Lancaster||Resurfacing of the basketball court, grade and roll||$3.5M|
|Region 10||Wisroc||Construction at the research centre||$2.5M|
|Region 10||Christiansburg||Landfill, grade, roll and fence||$2.5M|