Govt contracts awarded for East & West Coast sea defence works
To cost $592.3M

Stabroek News
July 8, 2000

The government has awarded contracts for the rehabilitation and construction of over 1,600 metres of sea defence covering Cornelia Ida and Hague, West Coast Demerara, and Turkeyen and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

According to a press brief prepared by Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon, Cabinet approved the contract for $113.6M to rehabilitate 220 metres of rip-rap sea defence at Cornelia Ida; $179M for the revamping of the Hague rip-rap sea defence; $181.6M for the repair of 1,080 metres of sea defence between Turkeyen and Ogle; and $119.9M for the construction of 290 metres of sea defence at Mon Repos, west of the pump station. These are all funded by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Among the contracts approved was one for the supply of three mobile pumps for the National Drainage and Irrigation Board costing $68.4M and funded by the government.

The IDB is also financing the rehabilitation of the Albion Primary School to the tune of $32.9M and the construction of the Supply Primary School costing $38.8M.

The World Bank is funding US$604,213 in materials for the construction of wells in Regions One, Seven and Eight and these contracts were also awarded.

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