Guyana: The President of the Republic of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali, visited the West Bank of Demerara earlier this week, where he had a conversation with the residents of Parfaite Harmonie. During the visit on Thursday evening, he told hundreds of Parfaite Harmonie residents that the rehabilitation of 30 roads in the community has started.
The President announced that over the next two to three weeks, a team would assess the area to identify other roads needing repairs. The community, he added, will also be integrally involved in these works.
“What we want to do is work with the contractors in the community in building back these roads as concrete roads. So in the next few weeks, you will see a lot of work going on in bringing up those roads,” he stated.
President Ali reminded too of the ongoing works to build the new four-lane highway from Schoonord to Crane. Owing to the rapid pace of development, this highway will precede the planned construction of a four-lane road from Schoonord to Parika on the East Bank of Essequibo.
According to the update by the Office of the President of Guyana, additional works to be conducted in the community include the construction of a $1.4bn water treatment facility, the extension of the school to accommodate the growing student population, as well as investments in the health centres.
Dr Ali encouraged residents to share their concerns and challenges, which were addressed on the spot. The President and a delegation of Government Ministers and representatives from various agencies were in the region conducting a series of outreach activities in several communities, including Ruby Back Dam, Tuschen and Parfaite Harmonie.
In addition to this, President Irfaan Ali also shared information about the working at the new Schoonord to Crane four-lane highway. He said work is moving apace on constructing the new Schoonord to Crane four-lane highway on the West Coast of Demerara. The contractors, President Ali added, are working around the clock to complete the project and bring much-needed ease to commuters.
The Head of State, accompanied by a team of Government Ministers and technical staff, provided the update during a site visit to the area on Thursday.