Amerindian Dormitory Progress

BK Int’l builds new G$186M dorm for hinterland students at Liliendaal. By Synieka Thorne (DPI), edited by Ras Leon Saul.

Come 2018, Guyanese tertiary level hinterland students will be housed in a new dormitory facility, outfitted with all the necessary amenities. The building is being constructed at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara at the cost of G$186 million. The facility will accommodate some 120 hinterland students who are furthering their studies at higher institutes of learning on the coast. These include the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Carnegie School of Economics, the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and the University of Guyana (UG).
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs - Sydney Allicock recently visited the construction site where the contractors were diligently working to meet the deadline for the project. The minister was satisfied with the level of work done thus far and anticipates that the dormitory will be completed later in 2018 or early next year. So far, the construction of the new G$186M Hinterland Dormitory at Liliendaal is 75 percent complete.

Inside the dorm

Walk from one section to the dorm to another

The facility will accommodate some 120 hinterland students who are furthering their studies at higher institutes of learning on the coast. These include the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Carnegie School of Economics, the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and the University of Guyana (UG). Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs - Sydney Allicock recently visited the construction site where the contractors were diligently working to meet the deadline for the project. The minister was satisfied with the level of work done thus far and anticipates that the dormitory will be completed later in 2018 or early next year. So far, the construction of the new G$186M Hinterland Dormitory at Liliendaal is 75 percent complete. “I am eager as everyone else, for this facility because this accommodation is urgently-needed for the hinterland students to further their studies,” Minister Allicock emphasized. The building is being constructed in the same geographic space as the Hinterland Student Dormitory at Liliendaal, which currently houses a few of the students. Other students are being accommodated by guardians, family members and at the Amerindian Hostel on Princess Street in Georgetown. Over the past 10 years, an estimated 600 students have benefited from hinterland scholarships to attend a number of tertiary institutions on the coast.
A section of the Hinterland Dormitory under construction at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. Minister Allicock expressed satisfaction with the progress made, given the challenges encountered by the contractor during the early stages of building last year. “We are off to a good start and I feel very pleased that things are on stream. The anticipation is to have the students occupying the building by September. Now in June, we have a fair idea of how it will look and from this, we will begin to make preparation to ensure that everything is in place for the students to occupy the facility,” Minister Allicock explained. The facility will include sixteen (16) apartments, each housing six (6) students. The apartments will be outfitted with a kitchenette, toilet and bath area and also a study area, while the dormitory itself will also have a cooking area, a library and a playroom.

Minister Allicock

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs - Sydney Allicock recently visited the construction site where the contractors were diligently working to meet the deadline for the project. The minister was satisfied with the level of work done thus far and anticipates that the dormitory will be completed later in 2018 or early next year. So far, the construction of the new G$186M Hinterland Dormitory at Liliendaal is 75 percent complete.
“I am eager as everyone else, for this facility because this accommodation is urgently-needed for the hinterland students to further their studies,” Minister Allicock emphasized.
The building is being constructed in the same geographic space as the Hinterland Student Dormitory at Liliendaal, which currently houses a few of the students. Other students are being accommodated by guardians, family members and at the Amerindian Hostel on Princess Street in Georgetown.
Over the past 10 years, an estimated 600 students have benefited from hinterland scholarships to attend a number of tertiary institutions on the coast.