The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has begun its approximately $745 million electrification project in some sixteen government-led communities across the country.
The CH&PA last week commenced the first phase of the project – planting poles in the communities of Farm and Barnwell on the East Bank of Demerara and Hope/ Experiment/Baltyrock on the West Coast of Berbice, the Department of Public Information said.
CH&PA’s Electrical Engineer, Davendra Ramnarine yesterday said most of the materials have arrived in the country. It is hoped that work in both the Farm and Barnwell communities could be completed by the end of this year.
The schemes targeted under the CH&PA’s electrification programme are Onderneeming, Region Two, Zeelugt and Lust-en-Rust in Region Three, Hope/Experiment and Baltyrock in Region Five, Kilcoy Chesney, Region Six, Bartica Region Seven, and Peters Hall, Farm, Covent Garden, Diamond, Eccles, Barnwell Paradise and Enmore in Region Four, DPI said.