A new zone is being developed in Baramita, North West District to relocate all public facilities to a more conducive environment.
This was revealed by Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Alfred King, who recently led a team to the area, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.
The intention is to remove the facilities from the distractions and noise in their current location, near the airstrip.
A cottage hospital and new nursery and primary schools are to be built.
“The new location, along the Barama Line has been singled out for … government agencies and a new zone for social services, like health. The hospital will accommodate inpatient and outpatient care as well as moving straight to the level of having a mortuary,” The Permanent Secretary explained.
There are also plans to develop more programmes specifically targeting the youths.
DPI said that the contract has already been awarded for the construction of the school. This particular project is part of the Regional Administration’s 2017 capital programme, and is expected to be completed in January 2018.