TIMEHRI - The backfilling of a test section for the extended Cheddi Jagan International Airport runway is completed, said Ajay Singh, CJIA’s Engineer attached to the airport’s multi-million expansion project.

The excavation of peat/peggase was completed last week and encompassed 160m x 160m area with approximately 2,500 truckloads of sand dumped at the section. Works commenced last year October.

“The next step is for Engineers to conduct geotechnical testing, which mean...

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KINGSTON - A jet-propelled passenger vessel was involved in an accident in the Essequibo River in the vicinity of Welga as it was proceeding from Parika to Bartica at approximately 05:00 hours Saturday May 3, 2014.

There were fourteen persons on board. Although several were injured there were no fatalities as a result of the accident.

Officers from the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) are in the area assessing the situation and are conducting the initial phase...

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KINGSTON - Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) injected approximately GYD $135M for rehabilitation works on MV Makouria, which is expected to be back in operation Monday, April 7, 2014.

The vessel – on dry dock for 30 days - plies the Parika/Bartica route.

According to General Manager, Marclene Merchant, significant parts of the vessel underwent major repairs including its hull, internals and super structures.

“We also did works on the shafts, propell...

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KINGSTON - The Ministry of Public Works wishes to provide an update for the spring tide period of March 27, 2014 to April 3, 2014 for areas that were subjected to overtopping which necessitated emergency intervention by the Sea & River Defence Department.

During this spring tide period, the highest tide was experienced on March 31, 2014 at a height of 3.22 metres; however, the Ministry notes that gusty winds coincided with the high tides along the coast cau...

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KINGSTON - Several key roads and bridges projects, all aimed at alleviating much of the current traffic bottlenecks across the country will be undertaken this year under a carefully thought out budgetary allocation. Out of the total $13.7 billion allocation, the sum of $12.9 billion will be spent on roads and $844.2 million on bridges.

“Government recognises that investment in physical infrastructure remains a critical prerequisite to accelerated economic development given the ex...

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TIMEHRI - With work ongoing on the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Budget 2014 has allocated a total of $6.6 billion for works on this project that has the potential to significantly boost the country’s development, especially tourism.

The relocation of the Guyana Defence Force’s engineering division at Timehri is targeted for completion to facilitate construction works on the new airport terminal building.

The US$150M project is funded by th...

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PETER’S HALL - Two pivots and A-frame at spans 59 and 60 on the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) were replaced over the weekend.

According to its General Manager, Rawlston Adams, preparatory works to execute this operation began three months ago.

He stated that the first exercise was done on the western end of the structure when the bridge collapsed in July 2012. And, in September 2013, the second operation was done on the eastern end. This final replacement exercise will ...

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KINGSTON - Residents of communities along the Parika to Vreed-en-Hoop corridor can look forward to improved and reliable access to approximately 30.7 kilometres of roadway from Vreed-en-Hoop to Hydronie, as work will soon get underway.

This US$ 34.2M project, whose objective is to increase efficiency and safety of road transportation along the West Coast Demerara road from Vreed-en-Hoop to Hydronie, was officially launched on March 20, 2014 at the Pegasus Hotel in the presen...

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KINGSTON - The traffic flow at one of the busiest junctions in the city – Regent and Camp streets, will be modified shortly - a move that will see a faster discharge of traffic and reduce waiting time.

According to Terence O’Brien, head of the Traffic and Highway Lights Department of the Ministry of Public Works, a study was done at the Regent and Camp Streets Junction to understand the dynamics of the traffic movement by the Chief Transport Planning Officer Patrick Thompson. The...

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KINGSTON - The four persons in the Arau crash, which occurred on March 18, 2014, were transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GHHC) last evening from Ogle International Airport.

They were accompanied by Army medical personnel who had travelled to the crash site to aid in the rescue operation. The Guyanese men are Ivor Williams, Troy Daniels, Leon Bristol and Bernard Singh – the pilot.

It is reported that Williams is seriously injured.

Singh, the owner o...

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