The efforts exhorted by the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown to manage Le Repentir dumpsite are compromised by the frequent disposal of used tyres at the facility.According to City Mayor Hamilton Green, the municipality has on several occasions requested that Central Government prevent the importation of the tyres that do not last for more than a few months,Aaron Ekblad Jersey
, an appeal which has been ignored.“At the end of the day the municipality without getting the proper support has to dispose of it at a site that causes us all types of problem. This is a typical…They come dump and we have the difficulties.”Additionally,Alexis Sanchez Chile Jersey
, the Mayor highlighted that the dumping of the tyres at the site also poses an environmental problem caused when water accumulates in them allowing mosquitoes to breed at will.“We say these things so that the public can understand the monumental problem we face on a daily basis and nobody seems to sympathise with us.”The Mayor’s remarks were prompted when a horse-drawn cart arrived at the dumpsite yesterday to dispose more than 100 tyres.City officials observe a horse-drawn cart loaded with used tyres for disposalHe was at the time in the company of several senior city officials who had visited the site to respond to concerns about the works that are being carried out by Puran Brothers. Tghese works could impact the environment and by extension the neighbouring communities.Puran Brothers and the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development recently inked a contract which will see the construction of access roads within the site and to cover gas vents at the site.The contractor will be tasked,Teemu Selanne Ducks Throwback Jersey
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, 130 metres from Broad Street to Evans Street and 340 metres from Evans Street to the face of the landfill site.Also as part of the contracted works awarded to Puran Brother is the improvement of the drainage system in and around the dumpsite and ultimately the Le Repentir Cemetery.The contractor was however not on site yesterday when the Mayor and his team arrived at the site.According to Mayor Green since the works being conducted by the contractor and the municipality should be done in tandem, efforts must be made to safeguard some features of the dumpsite.“One of the things that I have raised concern about, is that I am not keen on any works that will remove the buffers from along Princes Street. Those trees provide a good natural buffer and we have asked as the contractor does the canals and those internal works, that those trees,Ben Chiarot Jersey
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, are not disturbed.”According to the Mayor the municipality intends to confront the contractor simply to give the people of Princes Street the assurance that regardless of the nature of the works being done they will not be placed into a perilous situation.The works at the site are geared at preparing it for closure within a year’s time. However, another site at Haags Bosch, East Bank Demerara is slated to become operational by the beginning of next year.