-athletic track to be built in Berbice
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.