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Guyana: Travel: COVID-19:142 returned on first repatriation flight from Canada

– assure they will do all that is necessary to remain COVID-free

Westjet – Boeing 737-700

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – By SHAQUILLE BOURNE

One hundred and forty-two (142) Guyanese returned on Thursday via WestJet Airlines. This was the first such flight from Toronto, Canada.

Tears along with expressions of joy prevailed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as the citizens breathed a sigh of relief to be on home soil after the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly reduced international travel.          Continue reading

COVID-19: Repatriated Guyanese thrilled to be on GT soil : ” No place like home”

Stranded Guyanese return from Miami

Minister of Health said ministry will remain in contact with returning nationals

After months of being stranded in the USA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision taken by the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) has brought the first group of Guyanese home on Saturday,

The returning nationals told DPI they were thrilled to be back home.           Continue reading

Guyana: G$2B feasibility study, designs for Linden highway rehab complete

Section of the Linden-Soesdyke highway

According to the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the G$2 Billion report was recently received and will ensure the 72km highway is fully rehabilitated after decades of neglect.            Continue reading

Guyana: New CJIA fees now embedded in ticket cost

Passengers travelling through the CJIA at Timehri .

Weeks after facing long lines and numerous complaints, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) will now instead see new fees being charged at the time of tickets being purchased. The fees are supposed to help the airport recover some of the US$150M spent to renovate the airport.

According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, all airport-related charges are included in the passenger tickets effective May 11, 2019.

“The airlines confirmed that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had incorporated the fees into the price of the ticket and therefore passengers purchasing a ticket after May 11th 2019 will no longer be required to pay this charge separately.”            Continue reading

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Aug 19, 2017  – Kaieteur News

The present Demerara Harbour Bridge opened 02 July 1978

Construction on the long-awaited new Demerara River Bridge, to ease the pressure on the Harbour Bridge, is expected to begin next year, government says.

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The Government of Guyana said it is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project.

Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the structure. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.   Continue reading

Guyana – 9000 vehicles transited Demerara Harbour Bridge daily in 2015

RISE IN TRAFFIC AT THE DEMERARA HARBOUR BRIDGE

Guyana – 9000 vehicles transited Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) daily in 2015

SOME 9,000 vehicles transited the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) daily in 2015, a 4.8 per cent increase from the previous year; but overall income earned by the bridge in 2015 declined.The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) has reported that, while $481M were garnered in revenue from vehicular traffic — an increase of 4.2 per cent over 2014 — overall income dipped from $533M in 2014 to $519M in 2015.    Continue reading

Dutch team recommends ways of tackling floods in Guyana

Dutch team recommends ways of tackling floods

  • Friday, 27 November 2015 – Demerara Waves
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (at left) with members of the Dutch Risk Reduction team.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (at left) with members of the Dutch Risk Reduction team.

A Dutch Risk Reduction (DDR) team has recommended that Guyana continue to dredge its drainage system and ensure the water flows off the land properly and implement a high-tech system to improve water management.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure says that is one of seven key recommendations made by the team as Guyana continues to explore long-lasting solutions to flooding especially after periods of intense rainfall even during short duration.   Continue reading