Guyana to tap US$1m solid waste grant

Guyana is to benefit from a US$1m ($200m) grant in the second quarter of next year for a solid waste project for Georgetown and other municipalities.

The announcement of the grant by the BASIC group of countries – Brazil, South Africa, India, and China was made by Minister within the Minis-try of Local Government Norman Whittaker, whose ministry will be responsible for implementing the project.

Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud said that the government submitted a proposal for the works they intend to carry out, and that the proposal was approved in 2012. Persaud said that the revised proposal for the project will be submitted in January of 2014, and the money is expected …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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