Completion of Hope canal on horizon
With $2 billion spent and about 75% of the channel for the Hope Canal completed, the Ministry of Agriculture anticipates that all works will be completed in the next nine months, by June 2013.
“This project is proceeding. It has suffered some challenges… for various reasons but we are now ensuring that the work is completed on a timely basis. The deadline we are working with is June and there is a period that is always built in for whatever… and then the defect/liability period which will take us into December of next year,” said Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy during a tour of the canal yesterday.
Less than 1 km remains to be dug at the southern end of the 10.3 km canal to meet the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) and this will be completed by the end of October, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Lionel Wordsworth said. Eight excavators were seen …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.