The Rupununi has a unique climate. Villages located on its flat sparse savannahs often experience heavy flooding during the rainy season and droughts during the dry season. The droughts are an almost annual problem that the coalition government plans to solve with the assistance of Brazil. Next month, the Brazilian military will begin drilling nine water wells in the South Rupununi. The bilateral agreement between Guyana and Brazil will see thousands of residents of Region 9 Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo receiving a permanent supply of water year round. However, before the extremely heavy well-digging drills and other equipment are brought into Guyana, the roads in the Region must be prepared for such a weight.
Thus far works have been completed on the trail from Aishalton to Awarunau. The works will also include the filling of potholes, grading, and widening of the roads. It is believed that the intervention will allow the roads to be operational for years to come.