[www.inewsguyana.com] – The dredging of the Sussex Street outfall, which when completed would alleviate flooding in communities including Albouystown, is expected to be finished by the end of May.
“The outfall is heavily silted and impedes the discharge of surface water that accumulates in the canal during the rainy season,” Maitland Stewart, a Senior Engineer attached to the Works Services Group (WSG) explained.
The operation commenced on May 2, 2014. Meanwhile, the Princess Street, Ruimveldt and Kingston outfalls have been identified to be desilted over the next few months.
“These are major outfalls that the Ministry of Public Works will maintain,” Stewart added. Plans are also underway to desilt major canals that lead to these outfalls.
According to Stewart, the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) is facilitating the physical execution of the works, while WGS is supervising the exercise.