President David Granger and Minister of State Joseph Harmon, this afternoon, made a brief stop at Durban Park, where work is on-going to transform the area into a multi-purpose recreational facility. The Park is being developed mainly for the benefit of South Georgetown residents but is expected to have the capacity to house major national events.
President Granger used the opportunity to look over plans and discuss the progress of work with Project Manager, Mr. Larry London. The President said he looks forward to Durban Park, which will be equipped with an all-weather surface in some areas and flood lights, becoming a major public venue.
Mr. London added that the first phase of work will be completed within five weeks but there will be a second phase, which will continue until mid-year. According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, he said the venue, which will have a capacity of 30,000 persons – both seated and un-seated, will be able to accommodate literary events, concerts, sporting activities and major public events.
Debra Khan DK you have your place on church street,IAC monument
Nothing wrong with utilizing that spot and doing exactly what they are doing…However, bear in mind that this coalition government said they inherited a bankrupt economy and the coffers were bare…wonder where the money coming from? Also, how many persons realize that the president and ‘harmony’ boy making sure their GDF comrades are well taken care of. Guyana is being run by the military my dear friends! Granger, Harmon, London and more to come!
Very valid point,thank you,,,
DK, what else did you see in your crystal ball? Why should these residents NOT have this facility?
Well said DK.
Durban Park to become major public venue
I dare all free media people to keep going there and you will see this public venue will be for one sector of the population just like Cuffy square.
The key to the development of our resources is to move away from the coastal belt and explore accessible hinterland area . Areas nearing the hilly sand and clay belt which pose no threat to the eco system should be mapped and marked for development as early as possible.This would take the congestion away from the city and discourage slums.