The Hinterland Electrification Programme that is under the purview of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has achieved much success in supplying electricity across the hinterland.

The company's Chief Executive Officer, Horace Williams during his presentation at the Ministry's year-end press conference,  at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on December 31, 2015, said that over 6000 house holds benefitted from solar power in the hinterland.

The provision of the s...

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The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation recorded a decline in total income for the year 2015. This information was disclosed by the bridge's General Manager Rawlston Adams during his presentation at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure's year-end press conference on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

In 2014, the bridge received the sum of $567,624,557 for marine toll, vehicular toll, contractual works and other revenue, while in 2015, the bridge received the sum of $48...

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KINGSTON - The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) was so renamed from the Ministry of Public Works, by the Coalition Government after assuming office, to demonstrate the emphasis that will be placed on this ministry.

MPI is quite large and has the following agencies: Works Services Group (WSG) - which executes roads, bridges and sea defence projects; Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) - responsible for the waterways, specifically ensuring safety thereon, and stakehol...

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KINGSTON - The Work Services Group (WSG) of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has reported that it had a productive year as all the bridges scheduled for maintenance were completed. Over 300 kilometres of roads were maintained.

This was disclosed by the WSG’s Coordinator, Geoffrey Vaughn during his presentation at the Ministry’s end of year press conference today.

In relation to bridges that were under the expenditure of government solely, the majority was completed...

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KINGSTON - MV Kanawan departed the Supenaam Stelling for Parika at approximately 12:00 hrs on Sunday December 27, 2015 with 255 passengers and 42 vehicles on board, thus it was heavily laden.

While underway, in the vicinity of the Chalmers Area and close to the time of low water, the overboard water suction through which water enters to cool the main engines became blocked with sediments; consequently the engine began overheating then subsequently automatically shut-down.


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KINGSTON - The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) and the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) today, December 28, 2015, signed the agreement for the provision of a subsidy to the bridge company.

The agreement was signed by Minister of Public Infrastructure, Honourable David Patterson as well as Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Honourable Annette Ferguson. Chairman of BBCI, Mr. Egbert Carter, and BBCI Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Omadot Samaroo, r...

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KINGSTON - The Ministry of Public Infrastructure would like to advise the general public to take all necessary precautions during the spring tides period of December 22, 2015 to December 29, 2015.

The predicted tide indicates above normal levels for this impending period. 

The Sea and River Defence Department considers the following areas to be particularly susceptible to possible flooding...

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KINGSTON - Following a return visit to the island of Wakenaam by Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Honourable Annette Ferguson, residents of Wakenaam will benefit from greater ferry services, commencing today, December 20, 2015.

Minister Ferguson paid the visit on Friday December 18, 2015 a week after she would have made an initial trip to the island. During the first visit, Minister Ferguson had visited several sites on Wakenaam and interacted with both offi...

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KINGSTON - Minister of Public Infrastructure, Honourable David Patterson, has reached an agreement with the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) and will be signing a contract with the company in the coming week.

The agreement, which covers the provision of a Government subsidy to BBCI, will take effect from January 1, 2016.

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KINGSTON  - Salary negotiations between the Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) and the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) are still ongoing, with GPL awaiting a response from the Union on its latest offer.

Through a November 16, 2015 letter, GPL invited the GPSU to begin negotiations on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. This was following advice received from the Ministry of Finance on the applicability of the 5% and the $5,000 salary increase announced by Government.


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