Over $200M in contracts signed for construction of schools, health facilities

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The Ministry of Communities on Wednesday signed several contracts worth over $200 million for the construction of schools and healthcare facilities in several regions across the country.

Contractors and regional officials were invited to the Ministry where the contract signing took place, signalling the commencement of work on the specific projects.

The contracts were awarded in the areas of health services to the tune of $72.8 million, education delivery totalling $100.8 million, infrastructure to the tune of $17.5 million and administration to totalling $19.1 million.

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan urged contractors to not only be satisfied with being successful in the bidding process but to also deliver high-quality work in a timely manner.

He said the contracts were awarded through an open bidding process and he was happy that these critical projects in the area of education and health would be moving forward.

The monies will facilitate the construction of several schools including the Schoonard Nursery School, Vryheid’s Lust North Nursery School, Kamarang Primary School and the Strathspey Nursery School.

Additionally, projects moving forward in health care delivery are the construction of the Supply Health Center, construction of Doctors Quarters at New Amsterdam and the construction of the Amelia’s Ward Health Center.

Other projects include rehabilitation of roads in Linden and the construction of an Administrative Annex in Lethem.

Minister Bulkan was joined by Finance Secretary, Mr. Hector Butts at the signing ceremony for the contracts on Wednesday.

Mr. Butts said he was very happy because the ceremony was proof that the public-sector investment programme was moving forward, not only in Georgetown but throughout the regions.

He too emphasized the need for projects to be completed to the highest standard and in a timely manner.

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