Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lusignan & Diamond/Grove residents to benefit from the construction of new wells.

Consultant, CEMCO, Paul Bonar; Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council,
Mon Repos, Richard Bactowar; Manager, Basic Needs Trust Fund, Michael Singh; and
Trinidad based Contractor, Phillip Morren, sign contract for the drilling of the Lusignan well.

Residents of Lusignan, East Coast Demerara and Grove/Diamond, East Bank Demerara will benefit from an increase in water supply as the administration continues to place tremendous focus on improving social services to all Guyanese.
Two contracts valued $107M were signed by the Basic Needs Trust fund for the drilling and construction of wells at the two communities yesterday and witnessing the signing were Ministers of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali and Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh.

Minister Ali said that the signing of the contracts is a testimony to government’s actions and commitment to improving the living conditions and livelihood of Guyanese.
He said the administration is investing more than $240M to improve water pressure and flow to the residents of the East Coast Demerara area, which includes installing service connections and upgrades.

“By the end of this year, we should be satisfied with the level of flow and pressure that we will be delivering to customers,” he said.


  1. This is good for the communities who have been suffering at the hand of low water pressure for a while now. Diamond is rapidly growing; I see a bank is already being constructed also many infrastructure enhancements are taking place.

  2. Well finally!!
    After so long residents of those communities who complained is now seeing their voices being heard; this says good for the water sector which has come under so many criticisms over the years.

  3. Watch at that table cloth. My gosh. I think that fella doing the signing has been blinded by the table cloth.