Business entity undertakes rehab of Cooper’s Lane in N/A
Business entity A. Ally and Sons, owners of a chain of stores in Berbice with a history of giving back to the community, have decided to extend their benevolence even further by undertaking the complete rehabilitation of the Cooper’s Lane in New Amsterdam.
With four main stores and a number of bonds and outlets in the ancient county, the company which has its headquarters at Main and Cooper’s Lane, has already begun work on the street which stretches from Main to Republic Road covering over 100 meters.
The company is undertaking the venture with assistance from another Berbice business, Home Design and Engineering Associates Construction Company owned by Dwayne Ferdinand.
Speaking to the media, Human Resource Manager Gavin Moriah said they have undertaken the venture as part of their corporate responsibility.
“We at A. Ally and Sons are always looking at new ventures, partnerships… things that not only benefit us, but the entire community. Small or big ventures, we see it as part of our corporate responsibility of giving back to the community from where we garner our support. This street project is one of our many at the moment,” he stated.
The manager also explained that one of the main reasons for undertaking the venture is that it was observed that a number of streets throughout the town of New Amsterdam have deteriorated while others are impassable. He hoped that others would follow and help in the general improvement of the town.
Moriah said that they are not going to divulge the cost of the project, but stated that whatever it costs it will be done. He admitted that the street is often used by vehicles transporting products for the company and the principals saw it fit to undertake the project.
Foreman of the Home Design and Engineering Associates Construction Company, Jacob Robertson, stated that they will be cleaning all the holes and first filling them with sand, stone and tar before completing it with a DBST (Double Bitumen Surface Treatment) Base.
Moriah also urged the business community of New Amsterdam not to depend on the Municipality for everything, but to do their part in helping to restore the town to its glorious past.