A whopping $21.1B has been set aside to advance construction of the new, fixed four-lane high span Demerara River Bridge.
Last year, Cabinet had granted its ‘no objection’ for China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. to construct the bridge.
The new bridge forms part of government’s drive to expand and modernise Guyana’s transport infrastructure. The new bridge will replace the aged Demerara Harbour Bridge with a modern four-lane structure that will facilitate greater traffic capacity and dramatically improve commuter convenience.
The new bridge will also offer critical connectivity to the new Wales Development Authority which will be a major centre of productive activity when it comes on stream.