Guyana Water Incorporated

International Partnerships

The Guyana Water Incorporated in collaboration with several international organizations, among them the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), World Bank and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), collectively assist us, both financially and technically.

These agencies have assisted GWI in developing several new water treatment plants. Among them are plants in Rosignol and Corriverton Berbice covering from Number 51 village to Molsen Creek. Also, Lima and Vergenoegen on the Essequibo Coast. These plants are likely to become operational between March this year (2008) and August of 2009. Among works being carried out in Berbice are the rehabilitation of pumping stations; construction of raw water mains and distribution lines; construction of two water treatment plants particularly for the removal of iron; and two storage tanks.

In addition, the World Bank has moved to provide funding for water treatment plants in Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast, and Parika on the East Bank of Essequibo. GWI has also embarked on installing treatment plants in Sophia and Ruimveldt Georgetown.

Work is also in progress in Mahdia that would permit the safe use of river water by residents, and several wells are to be rehabilitated in the Hinterland areas. Along with GWI there are several other organisations including Government Departments and Non-Governmental Organisations involved in the water delivery process, sanitation and health improvement initiatives to the Hinterland of Guyana. An operating target under GWI’s old management was set to ensure safe water being made available to or supplied to 80% of all settlements in the Hinterland through sustainable and cost effective locally appropriated means.