Conservancy at Airy Hall suffers new breach

Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud today said that the  Airy Hall Conservancy, Region Two breach was repaired around 6pm yesterday  but that another breach occurred around 3am today.

As a result, he said, all the gains made since yesterday were washed away.

He said that as a result , Airy Hall has seen a lot of waterlogging. The residents though, have not really been affected. Persaud said that only the rice fields have been submerged so far. But, he said that if the situation is not remedied soon Airy Hall and the surrounding villages will be seriously threatened.

He said that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, the Local Government Ministry, the Ministry of Public Works and the Regional Administration, as of this morning, were cooperating to fix the breach.

Four mini excavators were dispatched to Region 2 today to assist in the efforts, while a pump was dispatched to Charity, which is also seeing some flooding.

The minister said that flooding is also being seen in Black Bush Polder, East Berbice/Corentyne, and that efforts are underway to address the situation.


Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.