$19M engineers estimate given for Diamond Fire station
- 16 firms express interest
After several fires in the vicinity of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, taxpayers will be benefitting from the construction of a Fire Station under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Sixteen bids were recently submitted at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) with an engineer’s estimate of $19,021,681. The bids are:
Last June under the Ministry of Home Affairs 2011 Capital Building Projects, a $25M contract was also inked for the construction of Guyana Fire Station Training School, Phase I, Leonora, Region three.
This contract was awarded to JPM’S General Construction and Engineering Service at a cost of $25,668,874.
Another contract that was signed in that period was for the completion of the Mahaica Fire Station at a cost of $5.7M.
Last March, five buildings in Grove, East Bank Demerara went up in flames and 20 persons were left homeless.
Residents in the area were astonished at the ineffective water tenders at the scene, and questioned why a fire station was not being built in the new developing housing scheme in Diamond from where fire fighters could have responded more promptly to contain the blaze.