Ministry of Natural Resources supports cleanup effort in Bartica, Essequibo, Region 9 -Four more communities to benefit

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Georgetown, Guyana (May 2, 2016)-On April 27, 2016, the Ministry of Natural Resources commenced the second initiative under its “A Clean Environment” Project by providing support to Bartica, Essequibo, Region 7. Bartica was selected as the first of the new towns set to benefit from this initiative that is designed to support the communitities as they transition to township status.
Standing at the site identified to benefit from the cleanup effort, new Mayor of Bartica, Mr. Gifford Marshall expressed his gratitude for the support received stating “We communicated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and we are very happy that they are on board to assist us in cleaning up our beach area. This particular area is one of the views you will see as you come into Bartica and it is time that we keep this area free of garbage”.
The “A Clean Environment” project was launched on April 15 and aims to pilot initiatives across the country to promote enhancement of the environment. The first initiative; the “Best Kept School Competition” was recently piloted in Region 5. Coordinator of Environmental Awareness and Enhancement at the Ministry of Natural Resources Dr. Latchmin Punalall, who is responsible for the oversight of the project reinforced the Ministry’s commitment to support the people of Bartica and encouraged the gathering to support the initiative and keep the environment clean. Clean up of the Bartica beach front is ongoing and will be completed before the declaration of township on May 7, 2016.
Other areas earmarked to receive support in their efforts to enhance their surroundings include Kwakwani, Mabaruma, Port Kaituma and Lethem.
The public will be kept informed as the “A Clean Environment” project continues.

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