Residents of La Parfaite Harmonie, on the West Bank of Demerara, will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief as government moves to construct a $53M police station within the housing scheme.
The construction of the station has been on the cards for a long time and is usually on the agenda whenever the community is visited by government officials.
The community had made a request back in 2016 to the Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, for the construction of the station.
The Minister in response, has informed that “it is simply too late” to get the funding for the construction of the Police Station into the 2017 Budget since the request was made “well past” the deadline for the submission of programmes and projects for inclusion in the Budget.
It was advised that in the interim, a Community Policing Group be formed to be the “eyes and ears of the community”.
The news of the community’s newest addition, was announced by State Minister Joseph Harmon during the post-Cabinet press briefing that was held at the Ministry of the Presidency yesterday.
The contract was awarded to A.Orgasein and Sons Construction, to the tune of $53,091,000.
The Ministry of Public Security is the procuring entity.
The company was among 32 companies that submitted bids for the station back in May this year.
The engineer’s estimate was announced at $62.9M
Construction is expected to commence soon.