[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is planning to rehabilitate the now defunct Mazaruni Dockyards and will do so with the acquisition of a new complement of staff and equipment.
According to a press statement, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson visited the area and it was concluded that there is an immediate need to resuscitate and revitalize the operations of that facility.
“The Dockyard is the primary location for the repair of vessels that ply our numerous riverain routes. It was also determined that viability can only be ensured by the acquisition of new equipment, staff enhancement and a complete overhaul of the facility to which she has made commitment,” the release stated.
Ferguson outlined several initiatives that would see the revamping of the Transport and Harbors Departments across the country.
“Most immediate is the regeneration of major stellings, like the one at Bartica, to see it become a functioning hub for traffic both for tourism and commerce. Bartica is to be made a township by April 2016. Additionally, there will be the upgrade of all vessels within the fleet, training and enhancement of the human resource potential, and the rehabilitation of structures and facilities to bring the operations to the optimum level of functioning,” the statement indicated.