GWI says CDB-funded water systems in Region 9 villages flawed

The water supply system constructed by the BNTF (GWI photo)

A disagreement has erupted between GWI and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-financed Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) programme over the quality of water systems done by the latter in Region Nine.

Following the discovery of defects in Region Nine water systems constructed through the BNTF, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Executive Director of Hinterland Services, Ramchand Jailal, last week reiterated that there is a need for better collaboration between funding agencies and the water company.

In a press release, Jailal had said that the community of Karasabai relied on a water supply system that was constructed through the BNTF, which ultimately proved unreliable, since the system was flawed in design and could not satisfy the needs of the community…..

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