Leisure, recreation design proposals invited for Georgetown Seawall area

Stabroek News
December 16, 2002

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Architects and artists among other qualified persons are being invited to submit design proposals for the development of a portion of the Georgetown Seawall area for recreation and leisure in a competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Water.

The request for design proposals is in keeping with plans to develop the Georgetown Seawall as a local tourist attraction, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manzoor Nadir told Stabroek News. An award will be presented to the winning entry.

Nadir said that Cabinet has mandated the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) of the Ministry of Housing and Water to develop a plan for the Georgetown Seawall.

At present the CHPA is inviting suitably qualified individuals and firms to submit design proposals for the development of a portion of the Georgetown Seawall area.

This area, according to the CHPA, is defined as the portion of land bounded by the Seawall Road to the north, the Kitty Pump Station to the east, the drainage trench to the south and Camp Road to the west.

Nadir said that this section is the first of a two-phased project for the Georgetown Seawall area. He said that the project will involve landscaping and beautification and it is expected that it would include areas for restaurants, a boardwalk, booths for art and craft and other tourism-related activities. It is expected that this project will be completed in time for activities such as Mashramani and Phagwah during the first quarter of next year.

Phase two of the project, which should get underway next year, Nadir said would include the seawall from Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel in Kingston to Cummings Lodge.

Guidelines for the design proposals for the current phase can be uplifted from the Town and Country Planning Department, CHPA, at Lot 1 Brickdam and High Street, Georgetown.

The designs will be judged by a committee of the CHPA Board and an award will be presented for the accepted design.

The proposals must be addressed to The Secretary, Central Housing and Planning Authority, Lot 1 Brickdam and High Street, Georgetown and must be submitted on or before February 15, 2003.

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