‘Dumping haven’ Durey Lane to be transformed into avenue

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Once deemed a dumping haven, Durey Lane, Campbellville, Georgetown is set for transformation with plans in the works to develop a family-oriented avenue as part of efforts to clean up the capital city of Georgetown.

The design for the Durey Lane Enhancement project was conceptualized by Walter Narine, the Director of Solid Waste Management in Georgetown and was something that should have become reality months ago.

But consistent dumping of garbage at the area prevented this, prompting complaints from the nearby Campbellville Secondary School and residents.

“The [Georgetown] Mayor and City Council through many, many efforts have tried to keep this area clean but because of poor lighting, folks came with horsecarts and dump garbage here and that continued for months,” Narine explained.

“What is very sad is that you have a school and a church right here but these guys, they really do not care about who is living in the area, they just dump,” he said.

Director of Solid Waste Management in Georgetown, Walter Narine (Photo: News Room/ January 14, 2022)

And now with Georgetown’s clean-up efforts underway, in a month’s time, the area will be transformed to feature a recreational avenue, trees, and a park area for kids.

The News Room’s team visited the area on Friday and much of the garbage has already been cleared.

“When this stretch is finished, it will be beneficial to the church and the school…it will have cameras and lighting with seats so that the church members can use so it will enhance the community and make it better,” Narine shared.

The massive clean-up effort continues through the weekend.

It was President Irfaan Ali who announced last December that the police and soldiers would be joining hands with the business community to clean up Georgetown.

To President Ali, maintaining a clean country was not only part of patriotism but also forms a major part of earning respect as a country at the regional and international levels.

Garbage has already been cleared from Durey Lane (Photo: News Room/ January 14, 2022)
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