President outlines major development plans for Berbice region at sod turning for multi-billion dollar stadium

President outlines major development plans for Berbice region at sod turning for multi-billion dollar stadium

Declaring that the Government’s development plans for the Berbice region are not part of a movie or a “tik tok” video, President Irfaan Ali on Friday revealed that in addition to a new multi-billion dollar stadium, the ancient county of Berbice will also see a new 4-lane highway, new hospital and other facilities.

On Friday, the Government turned the sod for a multi-purpose stadium at Palmyra in Berbice. The facility will receive part funding from Exxon Mobil and its co-venturers to the tune of more than $3 Billion.

When completed, the facility will be able to house as many as 10,000 patrons and will cater for various sporting disciplines, including international cricket and football, as well as track and field events.

“This journey to rebuild, to rebuild stronger. We have made it our mission to work in every single community, to ensure that every single Guyanese are part of the prosperity of our country. And what is the grand mission and grand plan that we’ve announced for this region. Development has no face, my friends, in the journey of modernisation in this region”, President Ali.

With a number of local cricketers standing as his backdrop, the President said he wants to bring more international cricket to Guyana and to the Berbice region, pointing to the financial benefits that would come along with the move.

“We are already working to bring to Guyana a world class cricket format that will see the best players in the world playing here in Guyana and this stadium is an important part of that plan”, he noted.

The President said his government will continue to roll out major development works all across the country.

For the Berbice region, he made reference to those who lost their jobs with the closure of the sugar estates under the previous government and said with the development plans for the region, unemployment issues will be addressed.

He noted that the government is also exploring the possibility of constructing a new bridge across the Berbice River, while setting up agro processing and manufacturing facilities.

Training centres could also be established in the region soon. The sod turnning event was also attended by the Vice President and several cabinet ministers and other officials.

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