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Proposal for all-weather road in Region six submitted to Agri Minister

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Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has accepted a proposal to begin discussions for the construction of a $900M all-weather road from Number 58/59 Villages to Canje Creek.

 

According to the Ministry, upon completion, over 8000 farmers stand to benefit from the project, which will offer better access to farm lands in the Berbice area.

 

The proposal was made by the Berbice Regional Representative, Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Gobin Harbhajan. The Regional Chairman of Berbice, Mr. David Armogan lauded the project, noting that access to lands is one of the factors hindering further agricultural development in the region.

 

Mr. Harbhajan engaged engineers of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority to design the plan for the construction of the all-weather road.

 

The team from NDIA will be working with the Lands and Surveys department of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to get the works underway.

 

The area will not only see the cultivation of rice but other crops such as coconuts, provisions and citrus fruits. Processing plants will also be set up in the two industrial sites earmarked.

 

The investment will pave the way for additional rice lands to be brought under cultivation. The next phase of the project will see the team engaging the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission, after which the proposal will be sent to Cabinet for approval.

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