Works for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Shelter belt Water Supply Facility, at the Guyana Water Incorporated, are expected to be executed soon following the award of a contract, which will be funded through an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) programme, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Friday.
During a post-Cabinet press briefing, Harmon disclosed that at its meeting last Tuesday Cabinet gave its no-objection to the US$719,950 contract, which was awarded to a Mexican firm.
Asked subsequently about the works which will be undertaken, Harmon said that he did not have that information at hand but knew that it was part of an IDB programme. “This is as much I can give to you now as it pertains to the contract, but the actual work to be done can be supplied at a later date,” he said before assuring that the before the contract was awarded, it went through “all of the phases of advertising and companies applying and this was the company that was chosen and approved by the IDB for the work to be done.”
Meanwhile, no-objection was also given to a $257 million contract awarded to Puran Brothers Disposal Inc. in association with Cevons Waste Management Incorporated, for the provision of operation services at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill. Both contracts were procured by the Ministry of Communities.