Mobile pump installed at No.52 Village to alleviate flooding


The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) on Friday installed a mobile pump at the No.52 Village outfall channel on the Corentyne Coast, Region Six.

According to the NDIA, the instillation will assist with also draining the No.51 canal. Farmers from several East Berbice communities were affected by major flooding over the last few weeks due to heavy rains.

Water being drained off the land (Ministry of Agriculture Photo)

Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha visited the Region days after the flooding and immediately ordered excavator machines be deployed to the affected to clear several drains and canals that were clogged for some period of time.

The Minister also spoke with farmers and residents and assured them that systems will be put in place to ensure flooding in the Region is monitored and controlled.

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