Residents on the island of Wakenaam, in the Essequibo River, Region Three, will benefit from a rehabilitated stelling this year.
This is according to Tameshwar Persaud, Clerk in Charge of the Wakenaam Ferry Stelling, who recently made this disclosure.
Persaud said materials have already been procured for the rehabilitation works. He noted that the Transport and Habours Department is awaiting the requisite approval from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to commence works.
“The Ministry purchased some of the materials and rehabilitation works are expected to start very soon. The decking and the ramp that is basically what we are going to repair,” Persaud pointed out.
He also noted that the current ferry service operates from Wakenaam to Parika twice per day on weekdays and once per day on weekends.
Persaud further explained that on Sundays, the ferry leaves Parika for Wakenaam at 17:00hrs, then departs the island on Monday morning and returns in the afternoon. He also said that there is no Saturday afternoon service.
Wakenaam is situated at the mouth of the Essequibo River and has an estimated population of over 3000 people.