A $268M contract was inked on Wednesday under the Community Road Improvement Project (CRIP) which will see in Region Six the complete rehabilitation of 27 roads to double bituminous surface treatment or asphaltic concrete, the rehabilitation of four culverts and the reshaping, re-grading and realigning of road side drains.
The contract was signed by officials from the NDC and Kiran Nauth of H. Nauth and Sons at the Port Mourant/John NDC, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
Present at the signing were Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Water, Emile McGarell; Regional Chair-man Region 6, Zulfikar Mustapha; and Deputy Regional Executive Officer, Imran Ally.
Over the past five years, Region 6 has benefitted from rehabilitation works to its main Corentyne High-way, the building of a Berbice River Bridge, the installation of street lights, the erection of two water treatment plants along with the development of new housing schemes, GINA noted.
Several other areas are slated to benefit from the US$18.8M CRIP project that will see more than 200 roads rehabilitated and or constructed in 12 NDCs in Regions 3, 4, 5, and 6. Roads account for US$13M of the total sum, GINA added.