Contract signed for first national petting zoo

Construction work for Guyana’s first Petting Zoo is to begin today at the Zoological Park following a contract signing yesterday at the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment.

The Petting Zoo is the newest part of the Guyana Zoological Park Master Plan, which seeks to transform the entire zoo into the major ecosystems of Guyana, bringing to life rainforests, savannahs and aquatic zones. It is intended to increase visits and generate revenue, which will in turn contribute to the modernization of the entire zoo. Alvin Chowramootoo  has been contracted to build the facility and Minister Robert Persaud gave the cost to the government as $32 million and said it is expected to be completed in five months. “We hope that he [the contractor] would be aware of the urgency in the zoological park,” he said, before insisting that the contractor would move assiduously to complete …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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