New Demerara crossing feasibility and design contract signed; work to begin mid January.
The signing of the contract for the feasibility study and design of the new crossing for the Demerara River was signed today, Friday, December 9, 2016, between the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) and LievenseCSO, a Dutch company.
Last month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon in one of his post-cabinet media briefings had revealed that Government was in talks with the Dutch company after advertising for some time for tenders.
The signing was confirmed via statement from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, which says that present for the simple ceremony was Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson and DHBC General Manager, Mr. Rawlston Adams who both thanked the company for its interest in the project and for the experience and knowledge it will undoubtedly bring.
The statement says too “in turn, Mr. Arie Mol, Advisor to the CEO of LievenseCSO, thanked DHBC for the opportunity and said that he looked forward to working with DHBC. He also assured that his company will ensure that all schedules are met and completed on time.”
The feasibility study will commence on January 15, 2017.
The current crossing which is 1.5 miles long was officially opened in July 1978.