The Hinterland Infrastructure Committee (HIC) is in the process of implementing Road Users Agreements for many rehabilitated roads to ensure the road quality is maintained by limiting loads per size of vehicle and access during heavy rainfall events whilst ensuring maintenance works are done in a timely manner.
This is according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in a press release yesterday.
The Ministry, through the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has approved a series of critical infrastructure works within several mining districts.
These works executed under the HIC of the GGMC resulted from representation to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, miners and other stakeholders during various outreach meetings.
According to the release, the works were approved by Minister Persaud as part of the Government’s efforts to provide support to miners as part of the programme addressing declining gold prices.
It was noted that for the 2013 work programme, over 481 miles of road works has been budgeted for and as of June 31, 2013 over 186 miles of road were completed whilst works are ongoing on some of the projects which were recently awarded.
Invitations for Bids have been requested for additional works through the public procurement process.
Some of the completed road works include Mahdia Internal Roads, Itaballi Landing to Puruni Crossing, Toraparo Junction to Pappyshou Landing. Additional rehabilitation works to be completed before the end of 2013 include the road from Matthew’s Ridge to Baramita, Aremu Road, Brian Sucre Junction to Micobie and Tumatumari as well as other hinterland road identified by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association.