Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has indicated that the flood-damaged Linden-Lethem trail will be reopened soon.

Speaking to media operatives yesterday at the National Toshao Council Conference, Minister Patterson explained that the contracts are already out for works on the road. 

The contract is for a year so it will be from this year Jun 1st to June 1st next year. So, we’ll try to ensure there is continued use of the road so the aim is to ensur...

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Amidst calls for the government to rethink its decision to not grant toll increases to the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI), Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson says the government will not allow the draconian increases under any circumstances

“The Government’s position remains the same. We think that the proposed cost by the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) is way in excess and would be burdensome to the citizens of Berbice, in Regions Five and ...

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Georgetown, Guyana — (July 11, 2018) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, said that the Government of Guyana has prioritised infrastructural development because it recognises that improved infrastructure is the cornerstone of socio-economic progress. “It is through construction that vital infrastructure, like roads bridges and airports, are put in place… Great importance and priority must, therefore, be given to construction and infrastructure as has been made clea...

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The $9.7Billion West Coast Demerara Road Improvement Project was today commissioned at the De Willem Tarmac West Coast Demerara. The project was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Government of Guyana. Delivering the feature address was the Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson who noted that the project is evidence of the government’s pledge to the development of Guyana’s public infrastructure.

“Today’s commissioning reiterates government’s commitmen...

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The revised Civil Aviation Bill will include stern measures against crew members found operating under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating substances.  

This is according to Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field who told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the perpetrators would be fined and penalised. Also, people found trespassing on runways while an aircraft is in operation would be fined....

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THE stage is being set for a robust aviation system that plays a vital role in national and sustainable development of Guyana, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson said.
She made the announcement at the opening of the 23rd Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) Board of Directors meeting held at the Ramada Hotel on Tuesday.

Acknowledging that things are changing rapidly in the sector, Minister Ferguson said in the...

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The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) continues to execute emergency repairs to broken bridges along the Linden/Lethem Corridor. Less than two weeks after a bridge was broken in South Rupunini, Region Nine, the Mile 33 Bridge, as it is known, located between Mabura and Kurupukari was recently broken by an overladen truck. Hinterland Engineer of the ministry, Jeffrey Walcott explained to the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the bridge was broken on June 24 leaving heavy ve...

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Preparations for Guyana’s inaugural hosting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting are progressing smoothly. The meeting formally opens on November 21 and concludes on November 23. Approximately 192 countries have already been extended invitations by ICAO.

Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the arrangements for the major...

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The construction of a modern 3.5MW power station on the outskirts of Bartica is moving ahead and should be completed by late October.

The estimated $660Million power station is being constructed at Dogg Point, Agatash and will replace the current station in central Bartica. Gordon Bradford, Regional Chairman told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that since Bartica was recently named a town, the power station had to be moved due to pollution and noise co...

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LEGISLATION concerning the misuse of the airstrips will soon be enacted and breaches will attract a fine as well as ‘jail time’.
This is according to Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Field in light of recent reports on the poor condition of the Baramita airstrip.

Egbert Field stressed the importance of routine maintenance, the need for a structured approach to maintenance and for effective monitoring of the programme. He...

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