The Kaieteur National Park and the Botanical Gardens will soon undergo massive restorative works as the Administration prepares for the celebration of Guyana’s Golden Jubilee.
In a press release issued today, Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman stated that better systems are being put in place to ensure greater visitor safety at the Kaieteur National Park.
“We are going to be putting up some protective rails to act as deterrent to persons who have other thoughts in mind. We have already introduced a set of protocols like no alcohol, two guides at any one time, one in front and one at the back for every group. As we prepare for the 5oth anniversary we know that thousands of people are coming home, Guyanese and others and so we want to make sure Kaieteur is ready for them in its full glory,” Minister Trotman stated.
The park has been plagued with a few suicides over the past months.
Meanwhile, in Georgetown, plans will soon come on stream to transform the Botanical Gardens to have the park return to its original state.
“We would like to take it back to a place of botany, where people can come and see the different plant species that Guyana is famous for. Right now it is more of a recreational park and not enough is being done on the botanical side, so we are going to change that up a bit,” the Minister assured.
The Minister also disclosed that rehabilitation works will be carried out on the ‘Seven Ponds Place of Heroes’ and the Zoological Park. Works are expected to commence soon after the passage of the 2016 National Budget on February 22.