Public-private partnership aids facelift at Craig
The environment in the East Bank Demerara community of Craig was
recently enhanced, thanks to collaboration between the Craig/Caledonia Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and local construction company, Netram and Sons, that operates in the area.
The facelift stemmed from a recent article in this publication highlighting the deplorable conditions of the bus stop and its immediate environs, including a collapsed river defence structure.
During the past few weeks, the NDC and Netram and Sons executed some developmental works, mainly in the vicinity of the primary school and the bus stop.
The company carried out sand filling works from the primary school entrance leading to the main road. Sand was also placed on the edge of the road creating a wider shoulder. The road barrier was also pressure-washed to remove mud stains.
The Council has restored the bus stop while the surrounding area, which was once a dump site, was upgraded by the construction company.
According to Ramchand Netram, the company came forward to help the NDC, in light of the recent Caribbean Tourism Conference that was held in Guyana. He noted that the area by the bus stop was in an appalling condition and quite frankly, was an embarrassment.
Though residents are thankful for these enhancements, they desperately want the collapsed revetment bordering the public road to be rehabilitated.
They stated that they noticed a government engineer inspecting the collapsed structure. They are hoping it would be restored soon, when sea defence works begin at the backdam in Craig.