Contracts were on Thursday signed by officials of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and contractors for the de-silting of several key canals in Georgetown under a $500M city clean-up exercise unveiled in this year’s national budget.
The Government Information Agency said that Ivor Allen was granted a $5.8M contract for the de-silting of internal drains at Le Repentir Cemetery. This work is to begin in two weeks.
GINA said that a total of $34.4M was awarded for the de-silting of main canals in Georgetown. The contracts are as follows:
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker who handed over the contracts at the Ministry’s Boardroom, Kingston, explained that the works entail de-silting and weeding of canals and the removal of the materials to the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill.
The work also includes the cleaning of culverts, and under bridges and in tunnels that are within the path of the canals, GINA added.
In addition, GINA said that a contract valued US$112,910 was also awarded to Netcom Computer City for the procurement of Laboratory equipment.
The equipment will be used to monitor water and air quality at the Haags Bosch, Lusignan and Le Repentir landfills, as well as others across the Region.