Slow pace of ECD road works a concern for Chief Works Officer

31st July, 2013

KINGSTON, Georgetown – The Ministry’s Chief Works Officer is pleading with contractors working along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) Upgrade Road Project to pick up the pace.

The $1B Works Ministry project commenced in March 2013, and runs for a year.

However, Chief Works Officer, Jeffery Vaughn, explained that from observations the rate in which the project is progressing “is too slow”.

“They need to work with some expediency. There are too many traffic congestions…we need to ease that problem,” Mr. Vaughn said. Whilst he admitted there is a problem with utility equipment, which the Ministry is “dealing with” the Engineer is of the view that more can be done to speed up the pace of the road rehabilitation project.

The project spans through six communities – Better Hope through Mon Repos.