Engineers Tour Coomacka, Spotlight on Demerara River Desilting

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The Government of Guyana yesterday deployed a team of engineers and other experts from various agencies to Coomacka Village, Upper Demerara-Berbice, to conduct a site visit to explore several solutions, including the construction of a new main access bridge and the desilting of the Demerara River.

During the visit to the community, Director General of the Civil Defense Commission (CDC), Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup, who led the team, said that he had been mandated by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, to draft a plan of action.

Based on this visit, it is expected that short and medium term solutions will be drafted and submitted to the Government for consideration and approval soonest, while a proposal for a long-term solution will be drafted, according to the Guyana Ministry of the Presidency official website.

The site visit was conducted by members of the CDC, engineers from the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the NDIA, the Regional Democratic Council, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).