GUYANA – In an announcement, President Irfaan Ali said that his government will provide treated and purified water to the people that live along the coast of the country by 2025.
According to Irfaan Ali, by 2025, 100 percent of residents in the coastal area of Guyana will have access to treated water for drinking and other uses.
As part of the announcement, the Office of the President via his Facebook Post stated, “Dr. Irfaan Ali promised that by 2025, 100% residents along the coast will have access to treated water.”.
According to the President, the Government has set aside $11 billion to bring this project to life, alongside other innovative improvements.
According to him, the significant funds that the government will invest in the sector will have a tremendous impact on many sectors.
“To achieve this landmark and other innovative improvements, the Government has earmarked $11b, which will be expended in the sector”.
This announcement was made by the President of Guyana during the commissioning of a new water treatment plant at Lusignan, on the East Coast of Demerara.
Aside from the various benefits of the project, Irfaan Ali emphasized that some 22,000 residents of Lusignan and its surrounding communities would benefit from the $141m water distribution system.
Furthermore, it would also benefit various projects along Guyana’s coastal area, since water is a basic necessity.
He reiterated, “The $141m water distribution system would benefit some 22,000 residents of Lusignan and its surrounding communities”.
Iraffam Ali was accompanied at the event by the Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, the Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues, and the CEO of GWI, Shaik Baksh.
One of the residents, named Anwar Shobha, applauded President Irfaan Ali and stated, “We deserve free water, electricity and subsidize the gas because oil money is here”.