Georgetown, Guyana – (August 5, 2015) After reviewing the work of the National Task Force for the Rehabilitation Restoration and Renewal of Guyana, Cabinet has given its no objection to the sum of $36, 720,988 for continued works under this project. According to Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, who chaired the Post Cabinet weekly briefing, the task force was set up to address some infrastructural issues in and around the capital city.
“The intention is to ensure that come 2016 and our 50th Independence activities, the incidents of flooding, damaged roads, culverts and clogged drains, if not eradicated all together, would at least brought to a minimum,” Minister Trotman said.
In June of this year, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson had reported the establishment of the task force, which now includes representatives, from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and other Ministries, the Mayor and City Council and other stakeholders. The Committee which is responsible for the 2016 Independence activities is also working closely with the task force.  
In addition, the task force is now expected to tackle drainage, traffic management, and urban rehabilitation of all the towns and urban centres in Guyana. Further works are to be extended to areas which the administration will be seeking to develop into towns. These include Bartica, Mabaruma, Mahdia and Lethem.

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