Alternative West Bank Demerara Highway officially commissioned

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Housing Minister, Irfaan Ali, President Donald Ramotar and residents during the commissioning of the road. [iNews' Photo]
Housing Minister, Irfaan Ali, President Donald Ramotar and residents during the commissioning of the road. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Alternative access road for La Parfaite Harmonie, West bank Demerara was today [Saturday, September 06] officially opened by President Donald Ramotar, Housing Minister Irfaan Ali and residents of several communities in Region 3.

The road has been named the Parfaite Harmonie Highway and will be used by that community and a number of others as an alternative that is expected to boost productivity in the region significantly.

Minister Ali during his speech boasted about a number of additional facilities that will be constructed in the area, which includes a mobile police station, A Magistrate’ Court, water treatment plant and a cemetery.

“The Guyana Police Force working with the private sector has already constructed a 40 foot Police outpost and we are going to put that outpost at the head of this road,” Ali said.

Additionally, the area will benefit from the construction of a secondary school at Westminster Phase two and a Polly clinic.

Ali also spoke of the job creation that will be created for Region Three by way of a call center.

“That will create more than 300 jobs for the people of this area.”

Meanwhile, President Donald Ramotar in delivering the feature address expressed his satisfaction in the project that is expected to make the lives of residents easier.

“The way this area is developing so rapidly, the urbanization that is taking place and this road will make you feel as if you are living directly in Georgetown, because the time that you will take to move to get to your destination will be cut tremendously and that is important in many regards, it will help not only to make it convenient which is extremely important for commuters to go back and forth but I anticipate that it will help with productivity.”

The President also believes that this reduction in travel time will help residents using the highway to be more productive.

The $604 million road is three Kilometers long and will accommodate two lanes of traffic that is linked from the Parfaite housing area by way of a heavy duty bridge.

 

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