The Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) on Friday officially commissioned two wells in the Region Ten communities of Hururu and Bamboo Landing.
According to a GINA press release, the wells, which will ensure that residents of the communities have access to potable water, were dug by the BCGI and cost in excess of $25 million.
The well in Hururu Mission, Upper Berbice is approximately 200 feet (60.96 metres)
in depth and was completed on September 30, 2015. The other well in Bamboo Landing was completed on November 10, 2015, GINA said.
According to the press release, a Memorandum of Amendment to the Consolidation Agreement between Hururu village and BCGI was signed on September 5, 2013.
The agreement catered for the company to provide $1.1 million per month to the village to be used for its further development as a result of it leasing more land to the bauxite company.
Under the agreement it also benefits from $1.1 million for the rehabilitation of roads.