$501M in works to be undertaken to improve drainage & irrigation for farmers
Thirteen contracts worth $501 million were on Wednesday signed to improve drainage and irrigation and increase food production across the country.
The projects will fall under the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), a section of the Ministry of Agriculture.
It will see the rehabilitation of 16 pontoons, 10 pumps, and 10 excavators to undertake works in Regions Two to 10.
This year, 12 agro-processing facilities will also be constructed across the country.
To provide access to farmland, increase food production, and improve the efficiency of transportation of produce from farm to market, a concrete bridge will be built at No 10 Perth Baiboo Channel.
And structures will also be constructed at Bellamy Canal to aid with flood mitigation and improve drainage and Irrigation.
The contracts were awarded to:
1) Romell Jagroop General Construction service -$28,526,800
2) I&R construction- $28,696,570
3) M Sukhai Contracting Services – $60,875,000
4) Roopan Ramotar Investment – $43,916,800
5) Roopan Ramotar Investment – $32,208,800
6) Ameer Enterprises – $21,244,440
7) C Jorree Farming and Contracting Services – $42,397,600
8) C Jorree Farming and Contracting Services – $20,141,700
9) Engineered Construction Company – $39,835,100
10) Arjune Construction Inc. – $40,759,750
11) Timehri Contracting Services – $45,834,860
12) K&S Civil Engineering Contracting Services Inc – $41,217,550
13) STP Investments Inc- $56,119,870
These contracts were part of the 24 contracts inked on Wednesday by the Ministry of Agriculture amounting to over $1.1 billion.
Other contracts that were signed will see works being done to enhance the fisheries department, the Mahaica-Mahaicony Abary and the Guyana Marketing Corporation to the tune of $15M, $26M, and $41M, respectively.