The British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn accompanied by Deputy British High Commissioner Ray Davidson yesterday paid the Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, a courtesy call, where several areas of interest were discussed.

The High Commissioner congratulated the Minister on his appointment and listed a few projects that were put on hold due to the political situation that loomed for four months.

The diplomats discussed designs for the Linden/ Mabura Road and the Kurupukari Bridge as well as the Stabroek and Vreed-en-Hoop Stellings.
Quinn also offered support in the renewable energy sector even as he suggested that oil funds be invested into renewable energy to boost the green economy. The High Commissioner explained to Minister Edghill that the United Kingdom has been providing support to Guyana, to aid in the fight against the Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19), through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Minister Edghill nonetheless noted that he looks forward to technical exchanges with the UK in the area of infrastructural development so as to create an environment of innovative thinking.

According to the Minister, one of his aims is to implement a strict maintenance plan to avoid deterioration before works are done, as this is way more costly.
When questioned about commercial flights and the Suriname Ferry Service by Mr. Quinn, Minister Edghill said, “plans for the re-opening of the airport are in compliance with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to have it open in the shortest possible time and the same can be explained for the Suriname Ferry Service.”


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