$50M allocated for improving recreational facilities

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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.

The National Park in Georgetown
The National Park in Georgetown

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

 

 

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