Guyana: Georgetown: Stabroek Redevelopment Project Proposal – Video

City Council unveils five-year Stabroek redevelopment proposal

THE STABROEK MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT – was launched today, 18 August 2020. The Mayor and Councillors of Georgetown gave the green light for the project.

The execution of this project will result in the beautification of the Stabroek Market area and will boost local tourism in the surrounding environs, being that the market is a National Landmark and an integral part of Guyana’s history.         

The project will also result in the development of all vending and shopping spaces in the market and a better transit system leading to and from the market. Thereby making the shopping experience of visitors less hectic and more safe and as a result improving business activity at the market.

If realised, the ambitious Stabroek Redevelopment Project will see upgraded facilities for vendors, who would no longer be permitted to operate on the streets, and the creation of a public transportation hub, which would serve as the base of operations for the minibus and taxi operators who currently ply their trade from various spots.

Mayor Ubraj Narine stated that with government support, the project, which is envisaged as a public-private partnership, will take about five years to complete.

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  • kamtanblog  On 08/23/2020 at 1:10 am

    What happens when tsunami flooding occurs ?
    5 years of “disruption” In area !
    Wasted time and funds.
    No No NO !

    Move city of GT further upriver to higher ground nearer CJ international airport.
    Way forward. GT can remain “little Venice”
    flooded city of wooden buildings.

    Brazillia new city of Brazil in center of Brazil
    in middle of Amazonia.
    Have consultations with their planners/developers.
    Way forward


  • John O'Connor, JSPS  On 08/23/2020 at 6:12 am

    I am not sure how this can be considered in isolation from the rest of the city. It will need to be walled in community. The Stabroek Redevelopment needs to be a small part of the redevelopment of the entire Guyana.

  • Yvonne-K  On 08/23/2020 at 5:30 pm

    That is all BS talk and a lot easier said than done. It will never get legs. Just a distraction for the real issues that Guyana is facing now with Covid.

  • brandli62  On 08/24/2020 at 9:48 am

    It’s hard to imagine that this project will turn into reality within the next 5-10 years. It’s seems to inspired by examples from Dubai, Doha or Abu Dhabi….. Having visions for the futures is however not a bad idea!

  • brandli62  On 08/24/2020 at 9:52 am

    P.S. Does the Mayor have any idea, who will be footing the bill?

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