GUYANA: New Harbour Bridge planned from Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara to LaGrange, West Bank Demerara

Inter-agency body to oversee new harbour bridge to be convened 

President Ali at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara site

DPI  September 26, 2020

President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, says the government will be convening an inter-agency committee next week to oversee the consultations on the project to build a new, state-of-the-art harbour bridge.

The President made the disclosure this afternoon during a visit to the proposed site for the construction of the bridge at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara. He was accompanied by Minister of Public Works, the Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill, Minister with the Ministry of Public Works, the Hon. Deodat Indar, and other officials.     

“The interagency committee will come into effect next week. They will meet and identify all areas required to be addressed and will then have a consultation plan with the community,” President Ali said. 

Further, the President said, the conceptual framework as it relates to all the connections, drainage and other issues, is to be completed during the week.

An Expression of Interest advertisement will be published in the newspapers so interested persons can apply. The period will run until early December.

President Ali said the bridge would be a fixed, four-lane high-span structure, which the government will be working on completing within its first term back in office.

“Let me be very clear; we have to complete this bridge within four years,” President Ali said. 

The new Demerara Harbour Bridge will be from Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara to La Grange, West Bank Demerara. During the visit, the Presidential team looked at where the bridge will land and discussed traffic management, including links to the planned Ogle to East Bank Demerara Road.

“This bridge will have various interconnections,” the Head of State said, explaining that the bridge “will be a flyover” main road and would end in Nandy Park.

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  • brandli62  On September 28, 2020 at 5:06 am

    I am curious to see any more detailed plans! In addition, I hope that this will not end in a further CJIA disaster.

    • kamtanblog  On September 28, 2020 at 5:39 am

      Nice one !
      Chinese corrupt contractors !

      Not holding my breadth !
      Completed by 2024 ?
      Remain optimistic.

  • Georgy Porgy  On September 28, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    How about building a new public hospital and equipping it with the necessary tools that would allow Doctors and Nurses to save the lives of the Guyanese people. You and your Ministers can afford to fly overseas for medical attention but for most Guyanese they haven’t got a fighting chance with that poor excuse for a health care facility. The Bridge can wait and so can all the other grandiose projects that you’re planning.

    • brandli62  On September 29, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Good point, Georgy. In times of the pandemic, traveling abroad is no longer as easy as in the past. Many countries have put Guyana on the quarantine list….. This might change priorities for the PPP government.

    • Dennis Albert  On September 29, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Granger was building a hospital before oil money. What did the PPPC do? They accused Granger of corruption where none exists. It’s not Granger who could control the inflated prices of contractors. This is the cost of doing business in any country in the world, even in Lilian Chaterjee’s country of Canada. She scolded Granger for building hospitals and clinics, while her supporters are planning to use taxpayer money to build more hotels and condos.

      • kamtanblog  On September 30, 2020 at 5:31 am

        Agree …use oil funds to build hospitals and schools….not more white elephants !

        For umpteenth time….
        Move capital city GT nearer CJA on higher ground ! GT tourist attraction
        “Venice of Latin America”…land of water city !

        Lovers paradise !

        Hee haw !

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