[www.inewsguyana.com] – The new Lethem power station, currently under construction, is expected to be completed by year-end following the recent installation of six generating sets. Once completed, the project will bring relief to hundreds of blackout weary residents in Lethem and surrounding Region Nine communities.
The power station is being constructed by Government at a cost of $137M, with the equipment to be installed estimated to cost $20M.
Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds who recently visited and inspected work ongoing at the construction site, reiterated that the generators will be in place by year-end, and that residents can expect a better service, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reports.
According to the Agency, Prime Minister Hinds expressed satisfaction with the pace of the works, and said that the decision to construct a new power station was based on the issue of flooding in the community which often affects the present power station.
The station will now be sited on relatively high ground in the commercial/ industrial area.
GINA says by the end of this month, the synchronising mechanism and the connection will be put in place, and the switching over will be done in a way so as to not interrupt the entire electricity service.