Monday, November 27, 2006

We ready fuh rain or are we?

The drainage and irrigation system on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) is working well and in anticipation of expected heavy rainfall during the November-December rainy season, further improvement works are ongoing.

Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud today (Saturday) inspected critical D&I structures on the ECD and pronounced on their efficiency even though it was raining heavily. He was accompanied by Region Four Chairman Clement Corlette and Senior Engineer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) Lionel Wordsworth.

Following visits to Plaisance, Montrose, Lusignan, Buxton, Belfield, Craig Milne, Hope, Strathavon and the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC), Minister Persaud expressed satisfaction with the present status of the D&I system in terms of its preparedness.

“Based on our assessment, we are satisfied that the units are working and that necessary plans are in place. We have identified some additional work that the Region and the NDIA will have to undertake,” he said.