GDF, GWI personnel complete well-drilling training

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge [right] and Ambassador of Brazil to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula cut the ribbon to officially hand over the wells. (DPI photo)

Eighteen officers from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and four officials from the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) yesterday received certificates from the Brazilian Army for their training in well-drilling.

The theoretical and practical training exercise which lasted for two months was facilitated by the Sixth Construction Battalion of the Brazilian Armed Forces.

According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) press release, the exercise formed part of the project where the Governments of Guyana and Brazil collaborated to drill eight wells in eight communities usually affected by drought, in the Deep South Rupununi District, Region Nine. The eight wells were officially commissioned yesterday…..

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