Gov’t still awaiting green light from BBCI for toll reduction

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By Jomo Paul

Berbice Bridge
Berbice Bridge

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Officials at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) have confirmed that the Guyana Government is yet to receive an official green light from the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) for toll reductions to be implemented.

The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Desilon Daniels told iNews that the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been sent to the BBCI; however the company has not yet responded.

The MOU details the conditions under which the BBCI would implement the phased reductions as proposed by the APNU+AFC administration. If the Company finds the terms and agreements favourable, it will accept laying the final block for the toll reduction to come into being.

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan had told the National Assembly during the presentation of Budget 2015, that the toll for passenger cars and buses will be reduced from $2,200 to $1,900, a 13.6 percent decline.

Simultaneously, the toll for all other types of vehicles will be reduced by 10 percent. That was the announcement made by Jordan on August 10, 2015 during the budget presentation.

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