– Kingston Goods Wharf, Bartica Stelling to be rehabilitated
– No. 36 Village to get new Primary School
Cabinet’s primary focus during its most recent meeting was to ensure that the Government’s Public Infrastructure Projects and contracts are rolled out in a timely manner.
This was disclosed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a Post-Cabinet Press Briefing yesterday at the Ministry of the Presidency.
Harmon reported that Cabinet granted its ‘no objection’ to several contracts. These contracts accumulated to over $3B Guyana Dollars.
A contract in the sum of $1,504,534,866 was awarded to a Canadian Company for the provision of Consultancy Services for the implementation of a management strengthening programme for the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).
Roads and bridges
Cabinet also gave its no objection for the rehabilitation and construction of miscellaneous roads in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) which includes: the rehabilitation and construction of Morris Street Good Hope, Essequibo, to the tune of $22,187, 670. This contract was awarded to Mohammed Fawaz Bacchus Construction.
Also getting approval was the $18,236,160 contract for the rehabilitation and construction of the easternmost (last) street in the Charity New Housing Scheme. This contract was awarded to Y. Bhola Construction Services.
Harmon said that during the Government’s Ministerial outreaches to Essequibo in the past, these two roads were subjects of serious complaints that were made to the Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and himself. He said that this intervention is a response to those complaints.
No objection was also given for the construction of the Kuru-Kururu Main Road in Region Four (Mahaica/Berbice) to the sum of $67,322,610. This contract was awarded to Khemraj Nauth Contracting.
Cabinet also gave its no objection for the rehabilitation and construction of urban roads in Region Four which include: Lot One, for the rehabilitation /construction of the “D” Field Main Access Road, Sophia. The contract was awarded to the JR Construction to the tune of $26,834,460.; and Lot Two, the Rehabilitation/construction of the Pattensen Road Network in the sum of $75,779,545. This contract was awarded to Handel Garnett.
Lot Three of the project, which is for the rehabilitation and construction of the Guyhoc Main Access Road, was also given the go-ahead. This contract in the sum of $22,081,460 was awarded to R&B Investments.
The green light was given for the contracts to repair the four-corner junction in Bartica and the maintenance of a back road also in Bartica, to the tune of $16,149,400 and $13, 201,360 respectively. Both contracts were awarded to BK International Incorporated.
For the rehabilitation of sections of the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, no objection was given for an additional $37M to the existing contract to rectify the many depressions along the highway.
Harmon said that because the depressions were much deeper than anticipated, the extension was needed. Bardon Construction Services is to carry out those works.
No objection was given by Cabinet for the construction of groynes at Cullen, Essequibo Coast. The contract in the sum of $23,562,400 was awarded to Deodat Singh Construction Firm.
For the provision of designs, and supervision service to aid in the construction of a sluice at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, the contract in the sum of $18,075,000 was approved and awarded to SRKN’gineering.
The go-ahead was also given to the $60,532,600 contract for the rehabilitation of the concrete bridge at Number 51 Village, Corentyne. The contract was awarded to Anirudh Ramcharitar Construction Firm and General Contractors.
Stellings, wharves and school
No objection was given to the rehabilitation of the Bartica Stelling which falls under the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD). The contract was awarded to Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited to the tune of $240,353,032.
The Goods Wharf at Kingston Georgetown is expected to see some works done also. The contract in the sum of $58,944,800 which was awarded to M. Sukhai Contracting Services, was also given the green light.
The reconstruction of the T&HD Central Workshop and Administrative Building in the sum of $47,977,453 was awarded to Gupta Contracting Services.
Cabinet also gave its no objection for the extension of school buildings at New Amsterdam; the School of Nursing. The contract in the sum of $25,509,643 was awarded to Doodnauth Contracting and Supplies. The contract for the construction of a Nurses’ Hostel, New Amsterdam, in the sum of $49,178,952, was also approved and awarded to Beresford Harry Constructing Service.
For the construction of a building to facilitate classrooms in the Upper Corentyne Technical Institute, approval was given to a contract in the sum of $18,605,310. It was awarded to Gupta Engineering Services.
Meanwhile, no objection was given for the construction of a Primary School at Number 36 Village Corentyne. Memorex Enterprises was awarded the contract in the sum of $30,130,362.
The go-ahead was given for the rehabilitation of the Linden Foundation Secondary School in the sum of $19, 276,850. The contract was awarded to JR Edmondson Building Works.
Approval was given to the $15,910,660 contract for the construction of an outpatient building at the New Amsterdam Hospital. This contract was awarded to contractor, O’Neal Jordan.
For the supply of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies – selected items – the contract in the sum of $20,070,810 was approved and given to Ansa McAl Trading Limited.
For the contract to provide selected medical supplies in the sum of $554,936,688, Cabinet gave its no objection and awarded the contract to the New GPC Incorporated.
Cabinet also gave the green light for provision of selected medical items in the sum of $94,329,049. The contract was awarded to Global Health Care while the Western Scientific Company Limited was awarded the US $36,248 contract for the provision of pharmaceuticals, medical laboratory supplies and other materials for the Ministry of Public Health.
Finally, for the provision of selected items, in the sum of $79,589,677, Cabinet approved and awarded the contract to the New GPC Inc.
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