-ath­letic track to be built in Ber­bice

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL & WORLD NEWS -

Con­tracts for the con­struc­tion of two schools and a Ber­bice-based ath­letic track, were among sev­eral agree­ments re­cently noted by Cabi­net, State Min­is­ter Joseph Har­mon said last Mon­day.

Speak­ing at a post-Cabi­net press brief­ing, he said that un­der the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, a US$4,795,595 con­tract was awarded to R. Bas­soo and Sons Con­tract­ing Ser­vices for the con­struc­tion of West­min­ster Se­condary School while BK In­ter­na­tional was awarded a US$4,082,506 con­tract to build the Good Hope Se­condary School.

BK In­ter­na­tional was also awarded a $141,865,865 con­tract for the con­struc­tion of an ath­letic track, in East Ber­bice-Coren­tyne, Re­gion Six. Har­mon did not give the ex­act lo­ca­tion where the track will be built. The con­tract was awarded un­der the Min­istry of the Pres­i­dency, Depart­ment of So­cial Co­he­sion, Cul­ture, Youth and Sport.

Two con­tracts were awarded un­der the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture. The first one, which is val­ued at US$78,186 was awarded to In­ter­na­tional Re­search In­sti­tute for Cli­mate and So­ci­ety, The Earth In­sti­tute of Columbia Univer­sity, USA for the im­ple­men­ta­tion and train­ing for En­hanc­ing Na­tional Cli­mate Ser­vices (ENACTS) in Guyana. The sec­ond con­tract, val­ued at US$284,000, was awarded to the In­ter­na­tional Cen­ter for Trop­i­cal Agri­cul­ture (CIAT) for the de­vel­op­ment of ev­i­dence-based Gen­der Equitable Frame­work for Cli­mate Smart Agri­cul­ture In­ter­ven­tions.

Fur­ther, Har­mon said that Swiss­con­tact was awarded a US$80,643 con­tract un­der the Guyana Tourism Au­thor­ity for tech­ni­cal ser­vices for de­mand-based des­ti­na­tion map­ping.

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