Just four months into the new year, several roads and bridges in East Berbice-Corentyne, Region Six have already been rehabilitated; thus, improving connectivity for residents and schoolchildren across the Region.Regional Executive Officer (REO), Kim Williams-Stephen said that more than $11 million was spent for infrastructural work in the Region. Notable among the works executed was the rehabilitation of the heavy-duty bridge at Timmer’s Dam into a concrete structure. This particular upgrade which bolsters the bridge longevity has benefited over 500 residents, including over 300 schoolchildren who utilise the structure daily. Additionally, Timmer’s Dam was transformed from double bitumen surface treatment (DBST) road to a concrete structure.Ongoing rehabilitation works on a road near the waterfront leading into New Amsterdam“These works were done taking into consideration the fact that children have to access school and also residents should not be burdened with poor infrastructure. So is not only about having these works, but they must be quality work,” Williams-Stephen related.Similarly, a concrete bridge at Second Cross Street in Kildonan was repaired while several roads, including the Gibraltar School Street, were rehabilitated. The REO disclosed that there were several other projects in the pipeline for the Region, especially from other Ministries.“We’re having a number of services that are coming to Berbice, from the Ministries of Natural Resources, and Citizenship and we are grateful for their support. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is also doing rehabilitation works in other areas such as New Amsterdam. The additional support from our stakeholders acts as a catalyst to the development of the Region,” Williams-Stephen remarked.
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