The Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday inked a complete of $1 billion in contracts with the purpose of enhancing the agriculture sector and a part of its 2022 work programme.
Notable among the many contracts is the award of $650 million to Well Built Construction Services for the development of a pump station on the Canal No.1 Sluice on the West Bank of Demerara.
Some of the contracts signed by a number of businesses underneath the Ministry’s umbrella embody the development of an all-weather street, bridges and culverts, the institution of a seed processing facility, a paddy drying flooring, the development of 100 shade homes and the procurement of kit resembling an agricultural drone.
Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha on the signing ceremony warned contractors that delay in works won’t be tolerated.
The contracts awarded are as follows:
The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), an company connected to the Ministry of Agriculture, signed a complete of eight contracts. The building of the $650 million pump station will likely be constructed underneath NDIA.
Avinash Contracting and Scrap Metal Inc. was awarded $34.4 million to restore metal sheet pile revetment at Hubu Sluice on the East Bank Essequibo.
BDE Recycling signed a $34.2 million contract to resuscitate roughly 150 acres of deserted sugarcane lands for the cultivation of money crop at Good Intent, West Bank Demerara.
BDE Recycling was additionally awarded $46.4 million to rehabilitate drainage culverts at Bartica; this can embody the whole reconstruction of 1 culvert and repairs to others which can profit roughly 4, 571 households, 17, 270 residents and 250 acres of farmlands.
The building of concrete bridges at Mahaica, Region Five is split in three heaps.
N&S General Engineering and Contracting was awarded $24.3 million for Lot 1; I&R Construction was awarded $27.3 million for Lot 2 and $29.2 million for Lot 3. The bridges will present entry to in extra of 16,000 acres of land for rice and cattle
The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), one other company connected to the Ministry of Agriculture signed a complete of 5 contracts.
NP Investment was awarded $17.2 million for the rehabilitation of the drainage culvert in Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
Yudhisthir Seecharan Contracting and General Supplies was awarded $17.1 million for the development of a drying flooring at Somerset, Region Two. Drying of paddy seed was predominately carried out on the roadways however poses a harmful threat to autos and the individuals drying the paddy.
Manohar Services signed the $23.1 million contract for the development of a display screen home on the Burma Rice Research Station which is required for the organic management of paddy bug.
VR Construction Inc., was awarded $26 million for the development of an all-weather street which can present entry to the rice plots on the Burma Rice Research Station all year long.
SuperBrix was awarded $46.3 million for the provision, supply and fee of a ten Ton Seed Paddy dryer and pre-cleaner at Black Bush Polder in Region Six.
Guydrones was awarded $7.3 million for the provision, supply and demonstration of an agricultural drone for the Burma Rice Station.
Another company, the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) signed a complete of 4 contracts.
RP Construction was awarded $20.9 million for the development of 12 shade homes
J&A Lumber Yard and Contracting Service was awarded $12.7 million for the development of eight shade homes and BAC Suppliers and Fumigation Service was additionally awarded $12.7 milion for the development of eight shade homes.
Modern Agri was awarded $10.1 million for the provision and supply of drip tapes, UV plastics and UV shade clot for 30 shade homes.
The different contracts awarded embody; the $10.3 million contract awarded to Guybiz Establishment underneath the Guyana Marketing Corporation for the retrofitting of the Pomeroon Women’s Association Building at Charity, Region Two. According to the ministry, it’s the hope that the constructing will contribute to meals safety and generate revenue for the area.
Meditron Inc was awarded the $4.7 million contract for the availability and set up of a seed processing facility on the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary – Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA).
Additionally, Sheriff Security Service was awarded $28.4 million for the availability of safety service on the Ministry of Agriculture areas.