Contractors and officials of the ministry after the signing (Ministry of Agriculture photo)

The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday signed contracts for the execution of works across the country and the supply of several pieces of machinery including a $497m cutter head dredge.

Six agencies signed a total of 16 contracts, a release from the ministry said

S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies signed a contract worth $497,464,600 for the supply of a Cutter Head Dredge to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA).

Khan’s Construction and Transportation Services Inc clinched two contracts for the rehabilitation of a drainage structure at Henrietta in Leguan and the construction of a new drainage sluice at New Friendship in Wakenaam.

Kascon Engineering Services concluded a contract totaling $79,407,100 for rehabilitation works on the Union Sluice in Region Five. Samaroo Investments inked  a $57,720,500 contract to carry out rehabilitation works on the sluice located at Lima, Region Two.

General Engineering Supplies and Services Inc concluded a contract for $12,722,100 for the fabrication and installation of a stainless-steel door at the Young Street sluice in Georgetown. RN Construction signed a contract for the installation of  revetment at Endeavour in Canal No. 2 totaling some $18,777,000. A $25,968,925 contract was also sealed with Z&H Investments Inc to undertake rehabilitation works on the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) guesthouse at Land of Canaan.

The Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) initialled a contract with Beharry Automotive Limited for the supply of a 30-seater bus totaling $17,290,141.

Massy Motors (Guyana) Limited signed a $6,954,000 contract with the Hydromet Department for the supply, delivery, and testing of a new sport utility vehicle.

MS Trading signed  a contract totaling $9,850,000 for the supply and delivery of laboratory equipment and accessories with the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI). NAREI’s Mangrove Department also signed a contract with S&K Construction and Consultancy Services and General Supplies totaling $10,079,500 for the installation of a geotextile tube along the Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara foreshore. The Department also signed a contract with Bailey and Associates for $8,721,000 for topographic surveys in three areas.

Hope Coconut Industries Limited sealed contracts with Ideal Auto totaling $9,690,000 for the supply, delivery, and testing of a new enclosed canter truck; General Equipment Guyana Inc for the supply, delivery, and testing of a tractor with accompanying implements for $10,441,100 and with R. Persid Construction for the erection of a chain-link fence at Plantation Hope Estate for a sum of $4,935,392.  

While offering brief remarks, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha said that the products and services that are to be provided are seen as critical. He told contractors that they should work to meet their contractual obligations within the given timeframe as the Ministry does not plan to extend any contract period.

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