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IN THE NEWS – Mayor Narine eager for upgrade of ‘outdated’ building codes

“WITH an increasing number of high rise buildings going up around the city, Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine, has said that he is eager to see the implementation of new building codes.

During a sit-down interview with the Guyana Chronicle, Mayor Narine also pointed out the numerous fires that have occurred around the city recently and the lack of proper fire prevention measures at many commercial buildings.

For him, these are among the issues that must be addressed when it comes to buildings in the city.

“After having seen the kind of fires we’ve had last year and this year already with fire, it’s not a good sign for us. The current building codes are very outdated and that is something we have to rectify. The current building codes don’t even cater for concrete buildings in the city,” Narine explained.”

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