Edghill warns contractors against delays of Linden to Mabura Road project
See below statement from the Ministry of Public Works:
Juan Edghill, the Minister of Public Works, on Friday afternoon met with all the key players involved in the construction of the Linden to Mabura Road Project.
This included the Ministry’s Engineering staff, Consultant Mott MacDonald, Management Consultant, Politecna, and Contracting Brazilian firm Construtora Queiroz Galvao S.A.
The meeting was called for a general update on the project thus far, with Minister Edghill, reinforcing the urgency of this project, and the need for it to stay on track and be completed within its contractual timeframe.
The Minister warned that unnecessary delays will not be tolerated, and those in charge will be held accountable.
In December 2020, the Government of Guyana, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the Government of the United Kingdom partnered to fund the US$190 million project. The CDB put up US$112 million, while a grant of £50 million (US$66 million) from the Government of the United Kingdom via the CDB- administered United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Fund, along with US$12 million provided by the Government covered the cost of the project.
Also, in 2022, following a thorough evaluation process by the CDB and Consultant Mott MacDonald and other specialists, Construtora Queirozñ Galvao S.A, (Bid No 5) was determined as the most responsive bid, meaning full compliance with all Safety, environmental, social, and health requirements, in upgrading the 121 kilometres of road from Linden to Mabura Hill.
This project forms part of a wider development of the Georgetown to Lethem corridor.
Meanwhile, also accompanying the minister to the meeting were Permanent Secretary, Vladim Persaud, and Procurement Manager, Andy Mahadeo.