The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday awarded a contract of $614 million to Mohammed’s Enterprise, for the construction of the new head office of the Guyana Fire Service.
The contract was signed between the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mae Thomas, and Nazier Mohamed of Mohammed’s Enterprise.
The building will be erected on a site on Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown. The contract was awarded to Mohammed’s Enterprise via public tender.
Construction will commence no later than December 1, 2021, and is expected to last for some 14 months.
Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, who witnessed the signing ceremony, said the relocation of the Guyana Fire and Ambulance Service will help increase the emergency response time, as it will be away from the heavily congested Stabroek market area.
There will also be more space for holding the equipment and assets, he stated.
Minister Benn noted that Georgetown is physically expanding to the East and South. The new facility this will allow the fire service headquarters more space.
The Fire Service will also have adequate space for training sessions with the new modern facilities that will be constructed.