Agencies under the Public Works Ministry are working assiduously to implement an online booking service for ferries.
This was disclosed by Public Works Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill during the 49th Sitting of the House this morning. He was responding to questions relative to a multibillion-dollar supplementary budget request.
Guyana Standard understands that the online booking service will come onstream by October 1, 2022, and is expected to bring relief to commuters.
“We are working very hard for an October 1 deadline for online booking for the ferries, so no one has to go there at 8 o’clock (pm) to line up to get a number to board at 5 o’clock in the morning. You’ll be able to book, you pay and you show up…We are working. The Advisory Board and the Transport and Harbours Department are working very hard for the implementation of online booking service,” the Minister said.
The Minister also reported that the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) has managed to rehabilitate five vessels in seven months. While the feat is “historic”, it also exposes the neglect that existed during the previous administration’s stewardship of the sector, Edghill lamented.