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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Members of American Airlines met with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on June 12, 2018 at the Authority’s head office in Kingston. The meeting was convened by the Director General, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field, who outlined to the representatives of American Airlines, the requirements they must fulfill before commencing operations in Guyana. American Airlines is interested in providing scheduled flights on the Miami-Georgetown route from November 15, 2018.

The Directo...

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The seawall from the Kitty pump station to the Pegasus Hotel will be transformed into a world-class waterfront recreational area that also follows government’s green agenda initiative.  

This is according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, who told DPI the area will have commercial spaces but that “it has to be green; so, we have to look at things such as waste management and sewage disposal because it’s right next to the seawall. So, we have to manage a ...

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The first two elevators are being installed at the Providence pedestrian overpass, East Bank Demerara thereby allowing access for disabled people, senior citizens and pregnant women.

Trinidad Company, RBP Lifts Limited is installing the elevators with RM Engineering overseeing the process. All five pedestrian overpasses at Eccles, Houston, Peters Hall, Providence and Diamond will have an elevator on each side of the road. The works at Providence began on June 11 and are expected ...

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The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) held a domestic violence awareness forum for its employees during the period May 29 – June 7, 2018 at the department’s head office and at the Ports and Harbours office respectively.

Child Link Guyana partnered with MARAD in facilitating this event, aimed at heightening awareness among employees regarding the reality of domestic violence in Guyana.

Employees benefitted from these sessions collectively where theories, ideas a...

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The Minister also noted that the level of interest expressed by the women is a direct indication of their willingness to be involved in community development and local government positions, a field usually dominated by men.

Based on its mission, the institute has set out to promote and to support women and girls as leaders and decision makers at various level of society through education and training. The agency is facilitating equal access and increased participation in the proc...

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An agreement is imminent between road users and the government to fund the maintenance of the access road to Amaila Falls in Region Eight.

This move will result in huge savings for tax payers as monies will be directed toward other projects. 

At a Post Cabinet briefing today at the Ministry of Presidency, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told media operatives that the government is exploring the possibility of a Road Use Agreement to provide guidel...

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