Whittaker promises infrastructure improvement in Region One

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Some of the residents during the meeting.
Some of the residents during the meeting.

 [www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker says much needed infrastructural work will soon commence between Matthews Ridge and other surrounding communities in Region One.

He made the revelation during a meeting with residents, where he explained that funds have been sourced for the critical works on the road between Matthews Ridge and Baramita.

However, if the Ministry manages to source additional funding some other sections of the road will be rehabilitated. Further the Minister pointed out that the Ministry of Public Works has commenced road works in other areas including Port Kaituma.

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker

According to Whittaker, the Ministry will soon be engaging in talks with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) with the aim of bringing them on board as it relates to road rehabilitation works in the Region One community.

It was revealed that only $85 M has been spent out of a total of $237 M, which was allocated towards capital programmes in the 2014 National budget.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]

 

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