Concrete drains, walkways for Albouystown with $1.5B beautification project
Existing earthen walkways and drains in Albouystown, Georgetown will now be upgraded to concrete as the $1.5 billion beautification project gets underway in the community.
President Dr Irfaan Ali on Tuesday inspected the enhancement works and interacted with residents in the area.
The beautification project, being executed in phases, is expected to bring value to Albouystown and enhance the lives of residents.
The project entails a double-lane carriageway on the northern side and a single-lane carriageway on the southern side of Independence Boulevard.
Between the carriageways, there will be a promenade with lights and benches installed.
“It is not only about this project, but we are also going to look at all the cross streets and all the drains in Albouystown, upgrading them into concrete walkways and pathways and concrete roads,” President Ali said.
The President said residents from the community will be employed to upgrade the roads and drains.
“We are going to set aside a piece of land where we are going to take all the services, give people small areas to have common services so that they would not lose their economic income,” the Head of State related.
This forms part of transforming communities all across Guyana.
“As I said with every community, as far as time gives us the opportunity, we will be visiting to ensure that we work with the people, all of the people in the country to uplift their lives and bring development to every community,” President Ali said.
It is important to note that the $1.5 billion is inclusive of the upgrading of Cemetery Road to a four-lane road.
With just two lanes along Cemetery Road, traffic is slowed tremendously whenever there is a funeral at the cemetery.
For the beautification project to be executed, persons who have taken up residence on the government’s reserve will be relocated.