GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 13, (CMC) – Guyana has signed multi-million dollar contracts with local and Trinidad and Tobago companies to provide portable water to some ritual communities, in some instances, for the first time.
The project is being executed by Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and will allow for nearly 1000 residents, along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, to benefit from potable water for the first time.
It has awarded contracts estimated at more than GUY$94.5 million (One Guyana Dollar =US$0.004 cents) to two companies, here, for the installation of transmission and distribution networks and service connections.
GWI’s Director of Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, Ramchand Jailal, said that works are expected to commence in August and would last for two months.
“So we expect the works will be completed within these periods, and we are working along, closely, with the communities to ensure that we deliver these projects successfully, very early, well within the third quarter of 2016, to ensure that the communities start to benefit very soon,” he said.
GWI said that a GUY$20.2 million contract has been awarded to the Trinidad-based Water and Oil Well Service Company Ltd. for rehabilitation of potable water wells in Georgetown and several other areas.