Over $191M road works in progress


road works[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Communities recently awarded nine contracts valuing over $191M to rehabilitate and reconstruct several deplorable roads in Regions Three, Four, Five, Six and 10 to the benefit of thousands of Guyanese.

The works are being executed through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP).

According to a released from the Ministry, the contracts were awarded to S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction, XL Engineering, Compustruct Engineering Inc., H. Nauth& Sons, N. Lachman Business Establishment& Civil Works, Mohamed Ramzanalli Khan, and Krishna Jagdeo General Contractor.

Some areas that are benefiting from the upgrade works include: Buxton; Linden; Tuschen North Housing Scheme; Cummings Lodge; New Amsterdam; Melanie/Non Pareil, and Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara.

The Ministry believes that the roads upgrade would contribute to the socio-economic development of these communities.

“They would reduce travel time; provide better access to educational and health facilities, place of work, markets, businesses; and facilitate the easy transport of goods and services,” the release noted.

It was further noted that at a recent contract signing ceremony, the Project Coordinator of CIIP, Karen Roopchand informed the contractors that the Ministry expects all works to be completed within the stipulated time frame and there will be no extension of time. She stressed that if the works go beyond the contractual agreement liquidated damages will be applied.



  1. It is always good news for roads to be upgraded wherever they may be.It is however, interesting to note that there are many areas where there are ”roads” which are almost impassable, not even donkey cart can use those ”roads”. They could be described as mud dams. Some areas where the roads are to be upgraded already have usable roads eg, Linden, Buxton, and probably Tuschen. I haven’t been to the other areas mentioned recently but am sure they have roads on which vehicles could traverse. It would be interesting to know what were the criteria used to select these areas but I do have my suspicions. Nevertheless, good news. Other areas have to wait, wait, wait

  2. What happened to first street mocha /Arcadia . I sent an email to ministry of infrastructure, regarding first street mocha, months ago no one replied. I hope mocha is included in this rehabilitation.


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