The Government of Guyana, through the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources, has mobilised to commence works on various roads throughout the hinterland and is awaiting the end of the ongoing extended rainy season.
The projects are the extension of roads from 4 Miles to Kwebana, Region One (Barima-Waini); the rehabilitation of roads in Santa Rosa and Islands, also in Region One; improvement of the Itaballi to Puruni road in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); and rehabilitation of the road from Mango Landing to Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
In Region 9 (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), a new bridge culvert will be constructed at Bina Hill. Similar works will be conducted at Surama Junction; and also, road improvement works on the Annai to Lethem Road.
Lastly, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), the road from Mabura to Mango Landing will be rehabilitated, along with three bridges and a one-year maintenance of Sherima to Rockstone. The Kurupukari Landing to Mabura will also be improve and rehabilitated.
Additional road rehabilitation and improvement and other projects have been earmarked and will be announced at a later date.
According to the Infrastructure Ministry, the government understands the challenges and difficulties of citizens who have to use these roads and bridges during this period and thanks citizens for their patience and understanding in this regard.
“Government assures the citizens that every effort is being made to ensure that the requisite works are completed in the shortest possible time.”
The sum of $38.5B was allocated to expand infrastructure in 2019, with $2B budgeted for improvements in hinterland communities.