Guyana Government contemplates railway to Timehri; four-lane to extend to CJIA

Finance Minister Winston Jordan

The second phase, the Construction Supervision will incorporate the link to CJIA.

According to Minister Jordan, the extension of the road will not affect the progress of the project.

“This is like a phase two. We are trying to use virgin territory. The money that was earmarked for the project by the Indian Government couldn’t even do to carry out the study when it started, so we had to get some more money.”

The government wants to take advantage of the existing resources for the Ogle to CJIA project and according to Minister Jordan, the “high-speed road” is being designed to cater for a rail system in the middle.

He said that with the kind of resources expected from oil production, a rail transport system will become a reality allowing for a free flow from Georgetown to the CJIA.

“We expect that as a result of that, a lot of development will take place around that area.”

Meanwhile, the government has also received technical assistance from the Kuwait Arab Fund for Economic Development to carry out a study for the continuation of the widening of the road on the East Coast of Demerara from Belfield to Rosignol (Region Five), Mahaica-Berbice.

The government has also been able to attract a study for a road from Parika (Region Three), Essequibo Island-West Demerara to Goshen, (Region Seven), Cuyuni-Mazaruni.

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  • Trevor  On March 20, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Who are they going to hire for the developmental works? Us or imported prison labour from China?

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