Tenders for new Demerara Harbor Bridge to open on Oct. 3
As the government advances the process towards building a new four-lane, high-span fixed bridge across the Demerara Harbour Bridge, President Dr. Irfaan Ali announced on Monday that tenders are expected to be opened on October 3, 2021.
According to President Ali, the new bridge is part and parcel of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) rapid expansion of Guyana’s physical infrastructure aimed at improving connectivity with neighbours and trading partners.
He added that this will thereby lead to expanded economic space, opening up new lands to unleash productive potential, and improving internal connectivity to enhance citizens and commuter convenience.
Recently, nine companies were shortlisted to build the bridge, namely: Ballast Nedam Infrastructure Suriname BV, Odebrecht Engenharia e Construcao SA, Boskalis Guyana, Effiage Genie Civil Company Ltd (Netherlands), Rizzani de Eccher Construction (Italy), China State Construction Engineering Corp, China Gezhouba Group Company Limited, JV China Railway International Group, China Road and Bridge Company, and China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd.
It is intended that the bridge will land at Nandy Park on the East Bank of Demerara and Meer Zorgen/La Grange on the West Bank of Demerara.
The construction of the bridge is expected to take two years.