The $13.8M project for the installation of geotextiles tubes in Reliance, Essequibo Coast has been completed.
The project was done by Samaroo’s Investment and specified for 100m geotextiles tubes to be installed to form groynes along the foreshore at Reliance with the aim of strengthening sea defense in Region Two.
The project commenced on September 20, last and concluded on November 15, last.
To strengthen coastal sea defence, NAREI has over the years implemented a number of interventions throughout the country. In Essequibo, interventions were made for the restoration of mangroves and creation of suitable environment to promote restoration in areas where the supporting criteria does not exist.
The entity has completed seedling planting at Lima, Essequibo, resulting in successful restoration and natural regeneration extending the forest length and width.
Geotextile tube groyne and spartina planting at Devonshire castle were done and this resulted in increased elevation and natural regeneration.
Currently, bamboo brushwood dam that was done in Walton Hall is being monitored and is expected to support increased elevation.