Hydro project still on the plate of government.
President Donald Ramotar may not be giving up on the possibility of having a hydro electric power project notwithstanding the recent shooting down of the Amaila Falls project by the Parliamentary opposition.
It was the APNU’s nonsupport for two pieces of legislative instruments which the Government said was necessary to secure IDB funding that led to the government now back at the drawing board. According to the APNU the administration was not forthcoming on the full details of the project.
Speaking at the opening of the seventh annual National Toshaos Council meeting on Monday Ramotar continued to claim that government could have cut back on subsidies for the energy sector.
The President was more about the benefits of the project saying that his administration was pushing for the debt ceiling to be increased on the grounds that it was intended only for the Amaila Falls Hydro Project.
Last August, the government’s chief spokesman Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon confirmed that the administration will no longer seek any further engagement with the Opposition Parties.
He said the government is moving into the redesigning mood to develop a similar project but did not disclose how soon that could be.
The biggest blow to the Amaila Falls Hydro Project came when American developer Sithe Global packed up and left, saying it needed support from all parties. The move by Sithe Global also saw the studies, which were being done by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) coming to a halt.