The Government of Guyana (GoG) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) have entered into an agreement which will see the company expending some US$9M for additional works at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

The GoG said that the new work will involve:

1. An extension of the Airport’s boarding corridor in order to accommodate two more passenger boarding bridges, providing the Airport with a total of six boarding bridges capable of servicing aircraft such as the Boeing 777, Dreamliner, the AirBus and similar trans-atlantic aircraft.

2. The Terminal Building being extended to provide accommodation for additional commercial space such as food courts and duty-free shops. The extended building will feature a modern airport façade covering the full length of the Departure Terminal.

CHEC has also agreed to rectify and complete all outstanding remedial works within prescribed timelines. It has been agreed that the entire works will be completed by 31st December 2021.

The Agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary, Vladim Persaud, of the Ministry of Public Works on behalf of the Government of Guyana and Liu Keliang, Project Manager for and on behalf of CHEC.

This development comes weeks after President Irfaan Ali visited the facility and expressed dissatisfaction with the company in completing the facility within specifications and timeline. The Prime Minister, Mark Phillips would have also written the Chinese Government expressing concern over the project, which has been ongoing for over five years.


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