Modern four-lane bridge to be built across Demerara River – Edghill

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The current Demerara Harbour Bridge [DPI photo]
The current administration has begun the process that would see a modern four-lane high span bridge built across the Demerara River.

This was disclosed by Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill, who was tasked with the responsibility of presenting the PPP/C Government’s $330 Billion National Budget for 2020.

“Within the last few weeks, we have rekindled huge interest in this project, work is currently being done to put us on a path to facilitate the launching of Expression of Interest for the design, construction and financing options for a four-lane high-span bridge across the Demerara River,” Edghill announced.

Not long after it took office in 2015, the APNU/AFC Government announced that it would seek to have a bridge built across the Demerara River and engaged in efforts to have a feasibility study for the project.

However, the awarding of that contract was marred in controversy, with the Auditor General Deodat Sharma pointing to major breaches of Guyana’s financial laws.

The new harbour bridge is listed as a priority of the Irfaan Ali-led administration.