Gov’t gives $24M to City Council to fix city bridges, playgrounds

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The Ministry of Communities has given special funding of $24 million to the City Council to fix community grounds at Agricola, East and West Ruimveldt, and to repair two bridges in Laing Avenue, Georgetown.

The cost for the rehabilitation of the Agricola and West Ruimveldt grounds is $7.7M each, while the East Ruimveldt ground will cost $3.5 million.

Two bridges along Laing Avenue will cost $3.5 million each.

Kim Williams, of Titan Weeding, Landscaping, Electrical and Refrigeration Contracting Services Limited, was given the contract for the West Ruimveldt project. The other contractors were not present and their names were not disclosed to the media.

The contractors identified were selected through a prequalification process and the best possible proposals were selected, Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore stated.

When asked about the prequalification process, Mentore stated: “I won’t be able to answer this at this time.”

Town Clerk Sharon Harry- Munroe said the communities are anxiously awaiting the works to commence since they were very much involved in clearing the drains in the areas. She said it was heartening to see the Ministry working along with the council to enhance the city of Georgetown.

Mayor Ubraj Narine was thankful to the Ministry of Communities in for stepping in to have the projects undertaken.

The city of Georgetown according to the M&CC will see many more projects like these being undertaken in the near future.

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