Oil association contributes $2M in supplies to flood-relief efforts
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Ravindra Prashad (right) and other representatives of Readymix Concrete and Palm Court hand over the items to a representative of CDC
Ravindra Prashad (right) and other representatives of Readymix Concrete and Palm Court hand over the items to a representative of CDC

AS Guyanese in various parts of the country continue to grapple with the effects of flooding caused by heavy rainfall, there has been a united effort between the government and civil society to mobilise relief.

The latest organisation to join this effort is the Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC), which donated $2 million worth of supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) for distribution to residents in flood-affected areas.

According to a statement from GOGEC, the organisation, through its partners, Readymix Concrete and Palm Court, donated a large quantity of rice, face masks and other items.
It has been more than two weeks since the May-June rains began to wreak havoc, devastating a number of communities across Guyana.

And in addition to the outpouring of support from civil society, the government shifted its gear and rolled out a massive response effort.

This has so far seen the deployment of equipment countrywide to conduct emergency cleaning and clearing of drains and canals; the installation of a number of new water pumps and drainage tubes; the dredging and excavation of clogged waterways, and continuous repairs to breaches and damaged infrastructure.

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