Contracts signed for upgrade of Capoey, Mainstay roads
Easier transportation and a boost for local tourism are expected soon with much-needed road upgrades in rural communities of Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam).
The contracts for two major road upgrade projects were inked on Sunday, during Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh’s visit to the region.
The first contract is for an upgrade of the Capoey Lake main road. The project includes 3,000 metres of road upgraded to asphaltic concrete, road edge markings and speed humps.
This project costs $219 million.
A release from the Finance Minister stated that this project is expected to reduce travel time and transportation cost for students and residents residing in Capoey. It will also serve as a tourism booster as well as aid in other economic activities which the road is used for, such as rice and cash crop farming.
The other contract signed was for the main access road between Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI) to Chinese Lock. This project costs some $246 million.
The project includes 3,400 metres of road upgraded to asphaltic concrete, road edge markings, and speed humps.
Similarly, a release from the Finance Minister noted that the project is expected to reduce travel time and transportation cost, with main beneficiaries being students and residents of Mainstay/Whayaka Village, Lima Sands Housing Scheme, Tapakuma Mission and Feather Beach.
It will also serve as a tremendous tourism booster by providing easier access to patrons visiting Lake Mainstay Resort.
It was also noted that the upgrade for the access road was requested by villagers during President Ali’s outreach to Mainstay Village in May.