No improvement on Coomacka access bridge

first_imgFollowing the collapse of revetment works to the Coomacka access bridge, which was caused by a heavy downpour earlier this month, there has since been no improvement to its condition.This information was confirmed by Councillor of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Chairman of the Coomacka Development Council (CDC) Dexter Harding.The CDC chairman had indicated that it was the third time the bridge had collapsed. He had pointed to faulty works on the bridge by the contractor who was contracted through the RDC as the main cause.Another possible cause he had highlighted is the suspected over- topping of ponds/reservoirs in the community belonging to the bauxite company Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI).The downpour had also led to massive flooding and erosion in the small farming community which also caused the main pipelines to be exposed.A section of the collapsed revetmentOfficials of the RDC had reportedly responded to this dilemma within minutes as the REO, an engineer, the bridge contractor, and other officials visited the scene. Harding said officials were trying to come up with solutions while trying to make contact with BMGGI regarding the issue.He had also indicated that the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture visited the scene. A meeting, Harding noted, was also hosted with several engineers to see what they could come up with as it relates to the drainage network and to have some solution, to avoid a reoccurrence in the community.Harding said he was also expecting a visit from the Civil Defence Commission to assess the situation and to see what help could be given to Coomacka, but to date no work has been carried out.last_img read more