Far flung Reg 10 communities receive water tanks from gov’t


A total of 210 water tanks have been delivered to far flung communities in Region Ten (Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice) following a visit by President Irfaan Ali.

According to a press release from the Department of Public Information (DPI), some 100 water tanks were delivered to be distributed to Old England-Siberia, Three Friends, Coomacka Mines, Nottinghamshire and Mariah-Elizabeth. Another 40 water tanks were sent to Ituni, 50 to #58 Miles, Mabuura, 15 to #47 Miles, and five to #37 Miles.

Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill, on Friday last delivered the final 10 water tanks for families at Coomacka Mines.

Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill presenting the tanks to residents (Photo: DPI)

Minister Edghill said that the issue of no access to water during the dry season was raised several times during the President’s visit, and the commitment was made that before the end of the week the tanks would be distributed.

The Minister said the Government is satisfied that it was able to swiftly get relief to the residents through a collaboration with the Minister of Housing and Water and the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).

The Minister added that logistics was also an important part of the equation and he thanked Councilor Sancha Halley for the support given in this area.

Minister Edghill said government will continue to work on all the other commitments made, including a well to service the communities.

However, he noted that these water tanks will offer temporary relief to the residents until the well is ready.

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