Construction of Linden/Lethem road to commence next month

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Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson Friday night announced that the long-overdue construction of the Linden to Lethem road will begin on October 1.

The Minister was speaking at the official launch of Trinidad and Tobago company in Guyana at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.

Patterson said the final mission of the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIPF) was completed Friday morning.

“I am pleased to say that we have agreed and we have worked out that there will be paved asphaltic concrete road between here and Lethem; Phase One will be launched on 1st of October and that entails the road from (Linden) to Mabura and including a bridge over the Kurupukari River,” the Minister said.

Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson

The first phase of the road, which is approximately 125 km from Linden to Mabura Hills, is being constructed to the tune of US$120M.

The project is being funded by UKCIF and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

The Linden/Lethem road is being done jointly with the Brazilian government.

Phase Two of the project, which is the 320 km section between Mabura Hills and Lethem, will be constructed by the Guyana-Brazil Joint Commission on Infrastructure.

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