BUDGET 2021: $25.6B for roads and bridges

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The government has allocated a total of $25.6 billion in the 2021 Budget to support the construction and upgrading of roads and bridges throughout Guyana.

Of that amount, $23.7 billion will be spent on roads while $1.9 will go to bridges. Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, said these investments are for the upgrading of major roads and bridges and to initiate the construction of several new projects.

Of that amount, $3.6 billion is allocated to commence the Linden to Mabura road while $150 million has been set aside for rehabilitation works to the Linden/Soesdyke Highway.

The road link that started between Diamond to Eccles on the East Bank of Demerara, will be completed this year, reaching all the way to Mandela Avenue in Georgetown, with a $1 billion allocation.

The Schoonard to Parika Highway and the development of the Parika to Goshen route will be supported by funding in Budget 2021.

Dr Singh said the bridging of the Corentyne and Demerara Rivers will take center stage with monies set aside to accomplish this.

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