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Special Projects Unit to begin $200M upgrade of South Georgetown roads

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The project was announced by Minister of Public Works Bishop Juan Edghill during a community meeting at Well Site, Roxanne Burnham Gardens on Tuesday. He was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd (Photo extracted from the Ministry of Public Works)

The government is moving to invest nearly $200 million in upgrading critical roads within the communities of Rasville and Roxanne Burnham Gardens in South Georgetown. The Ministry of Public Works’ Special Projects Unit is scheduled to mobilize in the areas within the next 10 days to begin the infrastructure works.

This significant developmental project was announced by Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill during a community meeting at Well Site, Roxanne Burnham Gardens on Tuesday. He was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd.

Minister Edghill emphasized the government’s commitment to developing these communities, noting that the work should be completed by September. “Before school reopens in September, with the pace at which we work at the ministry through the Special Projects Unit, if we don’t complete everything, we will be more than 90 per cent substantially completed of all the roads that we want to do here,” Minister Edghill told the residents.

Minister Edghill also mentioned that his team would work on creating a more aesthetically pleasing vending environment for both vendors and their customers, further improving the lives of those selling on the road corners. He urged residents to cooperate with the contractors during the process and highlighted that there would be small contracts available for residents to clean and improve the drainage systems.

“When we do infrastructural development in a community, the people in the community must benefit from the work that is being done…We are taking development to the people, we are serious about what we are doing,” Minister Edghill highlighted.

Additionally, Minister Edghill highlighted that through the ministry’s Main Access Roads Programme, Cane View Street in South Ruimveldt Gardens will be transformed into a main access road to accommodate traffic flowing along the Heroes Highway.

Minister Todd reiterated that the government has an inclusive agenda that benefits everyone. “We are here to serve you and look after your interest. At the end of the day, it is for us to make your issues our priority. We will not leave any community behind,” the minister assured. He also encouraged residents to take advantage of all governmental programs available to them.

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