Fifteen soldiers today turned out at D’Urban Park and will be supporting the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s (MPI) Special Projects Unit (SPU) for the duration of the agency’s work.
Shoddy work at the site by the group previously in charge resulted in MPI being entrusted with the task of finishing stands and other facilities for the independence celebrations.
According to Captain Daniel Seeram of the GDF, the 15 soldiers include five mechanics and were deployed by Commander-in-Chief and Head of State, President David Granger, a statement from MPI said.
“The Guyana Defence Force is always ready to lend a helping hand to Guyana’s development,” Seeram said.
Head of SPU, Lawrence Mentis, said that the agency’s work is moving apace, MPI said. Among SPU’s works is the completion of the VIP parking area and the public parking area; the creation of access driveways; and the building of bridges. These works began on Friday April 22. Works have started on the external parking lot for the public as well as the road for the national float parade, which will culminate at the site.
Mentis further explained that approximately 100 of the agency’s workers are onsite to ensure that SPU’s contribution to the project is completed.