Flood study urges US$123M works

-says fragile part of EDWC dam in need of rehab

A five-year study of coastal drainage in the aftermath of the 2005 Great Flood has recommended US$123 million in remedial work – including to the key East Demerara conservancy – but the government says it only has US$11 million at the moment.

One positive finding for the government from the World Bank-funded project is that the soon-to-be commissioned Hope Canal is expected to spare the region from flooding in extreme weather events.

The government yesterday said it plans to undertake a US$11 million initiative  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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