Ministry awards $25m contract for completion of Kitty Market

The Ministry of Communities has awarded a $25 million contract for the rehabilitation of the Kitty Market.

According to the Department of Public Information the $25,120,480 contract awarded to BML Construction Services is a form of assistance from central government to the Georgetown municipality to complete phase I of the rehabilitation of the Kitty market. It is one of 32 contracts whose award was noted by Cabinet at its Sub-Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Work on the Kitty Market has been stalled for months despite various promises by the City Council that it would be completed. Vendors who had occupied the market have been dislocated for months.

Other contracts awarded by the Ministry of Communities include $27,180,900 to Vision General Construction Services for the construction of the Eccles Health Centre, including the fence and $15,737,117 to R. Kissoon Contracting Services for the extension of the Buxton Secondary School.

Some of the stallholders inconvenienced over the delay in completion of the Kitty Market

Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated has also been awarded a $221,400,000 contract for operational services at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill while four contracts have been awarded for the operational services at regional landfills.

The first for $42,855,000.00 was awarded to Ramzanalli Khan Construction for the operation of the landfill in Mabaruma, Barima-Waini (Region One), $16,300,000.00 to Advanced Environmental Solutions for the operation of  the landfill at Rosehall in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six), $19,000,000 to Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated for the operation of the landfill at Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) and $36,300,000 to International Imports and supplies for operational services at Lethem, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine)

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