Rehabilitation East Bank Berbice Road to commence in October 2014

4th May, 2014

KINGSTON - The rehabilitation of the East Berbice Berbice road is expected to begin in October of this year, according to Sunil Ganesh, the Engineer overseeing the project.

According to him, works will start from Main Street, New Amsterdam to Light Town – a 16 kilometer stretch of road.

“The road design, which is being prepared by a Canadian consulting firm EXP in association with CEMCO, is expected to be completed in July, 2014,” Ganesh said.

Funding for the road will be provided through a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under an agreement for road network upgrade and expansion, with the Government of Guyana.

The finished product will be an asphaltic concrete thoroughfare.  

In the meantime, the Force Account Unit staff and contractor’s efforts from the Public Works Ministry will continue to keep this road trafficable.