Govt. offers no objection to $170M for One Mile Primary School reconstruction

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Almost two years after the One Mile Primary School was set ablaze by suspected arsonist and Lindeners launched the “One Mile Primary School rebuild project” Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon announced that the Administration has offered its no objection to a $170M contract geared towards rebuilding efforts.

Lindeners themselves have been actively participating in an effort to rebuild the burnt school by self – help after it was completely destroyed by arsonists on July 18, 2012 during a wave of protest action in the town. This commitment by residents slowed up shortly after and Government assistance became unavoidable.

In December 2013, six companies submitted bids for the contract estimated to cost some $172.9M.

The contract had been retendered and the new bids were opened at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).

Since the commencement of the first school term last year, displaced students totaling almost 900, have been housed at various locations across Wismar including the Block 22 Multi-Purpose Hall, Wismar Hill Primary, and the One Mile Nursery School.

Parents of the students have complained about how the displacement, especially when it rains, has affected students. In October, Grade One students, who were placed in the nearby One Mile Nursery School, could not attend school as that facility was flooded.

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