The construction of the long-awaited Specialty Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD) is expected to begin by mid-year following the completion of the design for the health facility by the well-known Indian Company Fedders-Lloyd.
This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who told reporters this morning that a contract for the above-mentioned hospital will be drawn up and negotiated between the Government and Fedders-Lloyd to have the health care facility constructed.
INews understands that the remaining US $13M (of the US $18M) which has been provided to the Guyana Government through a line of credit by India’s EXIM Bank, will cater for the works being done by Fedders-Lloyd with regards to constructing the Specialty Hospital.
Minister Jordan explained that the construction company is aware that it will not be paid more than US $13M for the necessary services it will be providing.
Meanwhile, Fedders-Lloyd has already modified designs for the Specialty Hospital catering for the design and planting of piles which has been done by Surendra Engineering.
“The design that is deemed done had to take account the work that was done by Surendra Engineering/ BK International- the piles that were driven…the piles that were driven were for their design,” he noted.