$5.4B for improved water quality in Region Two


Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal on Friday announced the procurement of a rig that will arrive in Guyana this month.

He said that the rig will be sent to Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) first to commence drilling of several mini wells there.

He was at the time speaking at an outreach held at State House in Anna Regina.

Addressing the gathering, Minister Croal said that the government is responding to the plight of persons living in the Pomeroon River and as such quality portable water will be provided.

The wells will be drilled in six Amerindian communities namely Akawini, Wakapoa, Kabakaburi, Karawab, Capoey and Bethany. Drilling of the first well will commence at Capoey Village.

Minister Croal reminded that during an outreach by President Dr. Irfaan Ali to the Pomeroon River recently, residents had requested access to potable water.

Residents in the Pomeroon River usually use rain or river water for consumption and as such the wells will provide quality water for them.

In addition, two new water treatment plants costing $5.4 B will be constructed at Onderneeming and Maria Delight in Region Two. He said with the construction of the water treatment plant thousands of residents will benefit.

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