Cabinet endorses contracts for extension of Region One schools, uniforms for Indigenous students

Cabinet has given its no-objection to the award of multimillion dollar contracts for the extensions of three Region One schools and the supply of uniforms for Indigenous students.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Monday, provided a list of contracts which were dealt with by Cabinet at its July 21st meeting.

He informed that A Nazier & Sons Contracting Services has been awarded a $16.4 million contract for the extension of the Warapoka Primary School, located in Mabaruma. The Sacred Heart Primary School, which is also located in Mabaruma, will be extended by AAV Ragoobeer General Construction, following the award of a $15.7 million contract. Harmon said that the Port Kaituma Primary School (Annex) will be extended by International Import Supplies following the award of a $17.4 million contract. These contracts were awarded under the Ministry of Communities.

According to the Minister, the firm A. Ograsein and Son has been awarded a $23.5 million contract for the rehabilitation of electrical infrastructure of three dormitories at President’s College. This contract was awarded under the Ministry of Education.

Harmon informed that under the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, three contracts valued more than $29 million have been awarded for the supply of uniforms and uniform materials for students in regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine.

The first contract, which is valued at $19.9 million, was awarded to S P Worldwide Import Export; the second, valued at $5.4 million, to Ravina’s International, and the third, valued $4.6 million to R. Sookraj and Sons.

Meanwhile, Harmon told reporters that contracts for the construction of a police station and the rehabilitation of the Doctors’ Quarters at Waterloo and Quamina streets, were also awarded.

The police station will be constructed at Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara by A. Ograsein and Son at a cost of $53 million. That contract was awarded under the Ministry of Public Security.

The eastern block of the Doctors’ Quarters will be rehabilitated at a cost of $50 million by Memorex Enterprise.

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