Despite recent setbacks caused by inclement weather, ongoing works at the Mon Repos Market on the East Coast Demerara are expected to be completed soon.
This is according to the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall
“I believe when the market is completed it is going to be very wholesome and that the vendors and the shoppers who go there are going to have a much-enhanced experience so we will be happy if they can give us some time to make sure that it gets complete,” Dharamlall said made during an interview with DPI on Monday.
Contracting service Mohamed Rahim and Sons, the firm undertaking the $63 million project, was urged to complete the first phase of works to allow displaced vendors to utilise the facility.
The contract to rehabilitate the market was awarded in November 2021. However, works commenced in February 2022 after the ministry constructed a temporary facility for vendors to ply their trade.
Works on the market were expected to be completed within seven months.
The first phase of works includes the rehabilitation of fences, roofs, expansion of washrooms and drainage.
(Extracted and modified from DPI)
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