Georgetown, Guyana – Durban Park to become major public venue

Work in Progress at Durban Park

Work in Progress at Durban Park

Durban Park to become major public venue
President David Granger and Minister of State Joseph Harmon Friday afternoon (January 15),  made a brief stop at Durban Park, where work is on-going to transform the area into a multi-purpose recreational facility.   

The Park is being developed mainly for the benefit of South Georgetown residents but is expected to have the capacity to house major national events.

Photo: President Granger and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon look over the plans Venue1for Durban Park, during a visit to the site. At far left is Project Manager, Mr. Larry London and Ministerial Advisor, Diaspora Affairs, Mr. Basil Blackman.

President Granger used the opportunity to look over plans and discuss the progress of work with Project Manager, Mr. Larry London.  The President said that he looks forward to Durban Park, which will be equipped with an all-weather surface in some areas and flood lights, becoming a major public venue.

Mr. London added that the first phase of work will be completed within five weeks but there will be a second phase, which will continue until mid-year. He said also that the venue, which will have a capacity of 30,000 persons, both seated and unseated, will be able to accommodate literary events, concerts, sporting activities and major public events.

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Comments

  • Deen  On January 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Great idea! Georgetown, the Garden City of the Carribean, is being resusitated and restored. Hopefully, it will eventually be vibrant and resplendent again to live up to expectations and its esteem name.

  • Born guyanese  On January 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Congratulations to all involved. This is good use of available resources. It is my hope that the planners will install a high level of security now, and when the facility is opened to the public. Given the absence of cinemas in Georgetown, it would be nice if, to make this even more meaningful, accommodation can be made there for a modern multi screen cinema, primarily for the benefit of the young people.

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