Inclement weather stalls completion of synthetic track in Linden
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., has indicated that inclement weather has delayed the laying of the synthetic material at the Track and Field facility located at Bayroc Community Centre Ground in Wismar, Linden.
The Minister made the revelation on the sidelines of an event recently.
The supervision and laying of both the asphalt and synthetic material is being done by the German-based company REGUPOL, which is one of the leading providers of sports floors.
“You needed a good period of days without rain because the supervision of the laying of the asphalt had to be done by an overseas company. The margin of error on the laying of the asphalt was five millimeters…we had to work in this really coordinated way to see that the asphalt was laid in as perfect as possible way so we can get the synthetic material laid,” Ramson Jr. explained.
Noting the process of laying takes about 21 days, the Minister indicated they were ready to start the process, but the rain stalled those efforts.
Meanwhile, the laying of the asphalt on the track at New Amsterdam is expected to be done in the first quarter of 2023.
In October 2018, BK International Inc. was awarded the contract for the Region Six track, to the tune of approximately $141 million.
Builders Hardware and General Supplies was given the nod for the facility at Bayroc to the tune of $179 million.
There were 14 tenders for the Region Six project and 12 for Region 10.
Currently, there is only one synthetic track in Guyana, located on the West Coast of Demerara.