Finance Minister Winston Jordan recently noted that the Linden to Lethem Road is poised to commence in the third quarter of 2019, with the first leg kicking off at the Mile Zero to Wisroc Junction. The economist said that this is just a range of some of the exciting investment projects to be implemented in the mining town.
Expounding on this matter, the minister said that the government has secured financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to design the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge. Jordan said that construction is expected to start in 2020. Further, the minister said that a study is currently ongoing for the upgrading of the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, including the installation of lights.
The Minister said, too, that the government has already received a budget support loan, which Cabinet has determined will be used to finance the upgrade and the lighting of the highway.
Jordan said, “Coming out of the representation by the residents of Linden from the recent Government Outreach is a decision to reconstruct the Christianburg Primary School at an estimated cost of $105 million. We have put in our pipeline a Linden Waterfront Development Project.”
He added, “Most important of all, we will ensure that the benefits obtained from these and other projects are shared equitably amongst the communities of Linden.”