After it was forced to cease operations in May, the MV Canawaima, which plies the Guyana-Suriname route, is still engaging the attention of the government, says Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon.

Harmon was at the time responding to questions posed during the weekly post-Cabinet briefing.

It was reported that a few weeks ago, the MV Canawaima experienced technical difficulties and was unable to travel Harmon noted that there are some options available, and the authorities of both countries are still discussing which will likely be the most viable option.

“There is a proposal to have it towed by a pontoon across the river and there is a counter-proposal from Guyana for us to put one of our vessels on the route…So these are the discussions that are going on between the Suriname Government and our Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” he said.

The ferry, under a joint operation between Guyana and Suriname, has been critical in boosting trade and tourism between the two countries with plans for a bridge across the Corentyne River on the table.


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