Govt. approves $21M for stadium land surveying
December 19, 2003
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Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon yesterday during his post Cabinet briefing at the Presidential Complex said approval has been given for $21 million to be spent on land surveying: Cadastral to photographic and soil investigation for about the same cost.
He said the approval was given for the release of Lotto Funds to be used for the project.
Asked whether the Cricket Stadium project will be completed on time for Cricket World Cup in 2007, Dr. Luncheon said a series of compliance reports would have to be submitted and the first would be in May of 2004.
"I am not certain what is D- day but at this time it is immaterial", he explained. He added that one has to achieve compliance at specific points and at specific times in the whole process.
Because of the time line ahead, the question is not when Guyana completes the stadium but complying with a series of steps where evidence of compliance is provided.
The bid document for the project contains a list of all the hopeful hosts for the matches to be played, a series obligations and time lines.
Dr. Luncheon has pointed out that Minister of Culture Youth and Sports Ms Gail Teixeira highlighted the May 2004 deadline for the earliest possible date for completion of the first phase of the project.
Once this is completed it will allow for further works to be done, he says.