Major road rehabilitation for Region 6

Several major access roads in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are slated for rehabilitation, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said on Saturday.
He said some 9 million has been set aside for works on “miscellaneous” roads for 2016 and million for urban roads across the Region.
The Minister, while unable to list every street slated for repair, named streets in Number 67 Village, Clifton Settlement, Palmyra, Williamsburg, Rose Hall and all Corentyne communities. He also identified specifically Middle Walk Access Road, John Hope Street; David, St George’s and Wallace Streets in Canje and Chapel Street and the ‘NIS’ Street, in New Amsterdam.
Patterson said he has already met with New Amsterdam Mayor Kurt Wynter, who has given his priority list for the town, and would be doing the same with the Mayors of the various towns, including Corriverton and Rose Hall to get their priorities for 2017.
Meanwhile, addressing the flood situation over in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Patterson said that while the drainage situation was under the purview of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), he has been helping around the country since he could not stand back and see persons suffer. He said he visited the area earlier this month, and was working with the NDIA to alleviate the situation.