GWI kicks off work on new coastal wells

Friday, June 24, 2011

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has kicked off work on the government-funded G$850mn (US$4.12mn) 2011 coastal program to build five new well stations in several communities along the coast.

The initiative includes drilling two new wells in East Berbice and others in Onderneeming, Hope Lowlands and West Coast Berbice, benefiting over 36,500 people, government news agency GINA reported.

"These water supply infrastructure projects will include the installation of transmission and distribution mains and service connection upgrades in these and other areas countrywide," said GWI's director of capital investment and planning, Ramchand Jailal.

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The work is currently being tendered and is expected to be finished by December.