New family- friendly recreational parks for Berbice

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Two new family-friendly recreational parks are carded for Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) as part of efforts to beautify the region and promote tourism there.

The first family- friendly recreational park will be at the Corriverton Waterfront area; the News Room understands that this venue will be named the ‘Skeldon Lookout’. A similar park should also be established in New Amsterdam.

An artist’s impression of the proposed recreational park for the Corriverton Waterfront area (Photo taken from Little Guyana- 592 News/ Facebook)

This was announced by the Office of the President on Sunday while President Dr. Irfaan Ali visited the region, aided clean-up efforts there and visited the park sites.

“The Head of State examined the plans for the park, which is geared to promote family time and a relaxing atmosphere for residents from communities around the area,” the President’s Office wrote on its Facebook page.

An artist’s impression of the proposed recreational park for the Corriverton Waterfront area (Photo taken from Little Guyana- 592 News/ Facebook)

This announcement comes as robust clean-up and beautification efforts have been ongoing across Guyana following a call from the President.

In Berbice, on Sunday, Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall and Minister within the Ministry of Public Works Deodat Indar joined the President to aid the clean-up and beautification exercise.

President Dr. Irfaan Ali (second right), Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha (right) and other officials examine plans for one of the proposed Berbice recreational sites (Photo: Office of the President/ January 30, 2022)

The event, which also includes the planting of trees at Fort Ordinance and clean-up activities in numerous communities, is a collaboration between the Regional Democratic Council, the Guyana Defence Force and residents. Similar efforts were ongoing in Region 10 simultaneously.

At a massive clean-up exercise in Georgetown, earlier this month, the President assured Guyanese that the exercise will not be “one-off” but it will continue overtime. He also noted that these exercises will be done in unison with current plans to transform the capital city and by extension, Guyana.

President Dr. Irfaan Ali joined the regional authorities in Region Six for a cleanup exercise (Photo: Office of the President/ January 30, 2022)

As part of the nationwide efforts at beautifying the country, a safe space is also being created along the Lamaha Corridor, where the old railway station was situated. The project entails a walkway, with benches, lights, a green space and parking lots on both sides of the walkway

Works have been progressing at this space with Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill announcing on his Facebook page on Friday that the space is ready for asphaltic concrete.

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