$115M Zorg sea defence project nearing completion


In Region Two…
CONSTRUCTION on a $115M sea defence project at Zorg on the Essequibo Coast, in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), is nearing completion.
During a visit by the Guyana Chronicle yesterday, several tonnes of stone boulders were being packed along the shoreline where an earthen embankment is already in place.

Residents said the new rip rap structure has protected the village from flooding during the current Atlantic Ocean high tides.
They said, previously, huge waves overflowed the eroded embankment into their yards and houses and they could not have maintained kitchen gardens as crabs infested their backyards.
They are now grateful for the rescue from the ravages of the ocean.