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Highway Patrol Base to become Police Station, upgrades to several other stations as $963M in contracts inked

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Tuesday marked a significant step forward in enhancing safety and security across Guyana as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Andre Ally, signed nine (9) capital contracts for the Guyana Police Force in the Ministry’s boardroom. The signing solidified the government’s commitment to modernizing law enforcement infrastructure.

These contracts, totalling an impressive G$963,829,709M, signify a substantial investment in bolstering the capabilities of the Guyana Police Force. The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, along with a team of engineers from the Projects Department, underlining the collaborative effort involved in these crucial initiatives.

The contracts encompass a range of projects aimed at modernizing police stations and improving operational efficiency.

Among the notable projects are:

Reconstruction of Orella Police Station, Region No.6

Contractor: 4S Security & Building Enterprise
Amount: G$109,860,082.00

Infrastructural Works at Den Amstel Police Station, Region No.

Contractor: M&D Investments
Amount: G$88,942,350.00

Reconstruction of North Ruimveldt Police Station – Region No.4

Contractor: Vishal’s Contracting
Amount: G$123,800,021.00

Reconstruction of Mahaica Police Station, Region No.4

Contractor: Kawal Ramdeen General Construction
Amount: G$143,615,544.00

Reconstruction of Beterverwagting Police Station, Region No.4

Contractor: Alliance Construction & General Supplies
Amount: G$119,027,202.00

Construction of Wharf and Boat House at Mabaruma, Region No.1

Contractor: ProRed Resources
Amount: G$52,934,500.00

Construction of Wharf and Boat House at Morawhanna, Region No.1

Contractor: ProRed Resources
Amount: G$59,062,850.00

Reconstruction of Imbotero Police Station, Region No.1

Contractor: K & K Boat Building construction & General Supplies
Amount: G$144,900,000.00

Upgrade of Highway Patrol Base to a Police Station, Region No.4

Contractor: Hoosein Logistics & Supplies Inc.
Amount: G$121,687,160.00

In addressing the contractors, Minister Benn underscored the critical importance of completing all projects within budget, on time, and with the highest standards of quality and safety.

Minister Benn emphasized the need for strict adherence to project guidelines, stating, “All projects should be completed at or within budget. There should not be any surprises. We’ve noticed some issues with the time and the quality, which seem to stem from a lack of attention to the contract’s distinct terms and conditions. It’s crucial that we all, as a team, understand and adhere to these conditions for successful project delivery.”

(Ministry of Home Affairs Press Release)

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