$827M Mahdia roads commissioned

New safety features to be added soon

–Major infrastructural development planned for Region Eight in 2019

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, October 25, 2018

After two years of work by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Mahdia residents are benefitting from upgraded road networks.

The $827M internal roads were officially commissioned today by Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, during the declaration of Mahdia’s township status.

Minister Patterson said this venture is a significant milestone since the region has seen sweeping changes over the past two and half years, with major advancement geared towards ensuring safety and efficiency of the roadway.

“This roadway along with the others within Region Eight including the road from Mahdia to Denham Bridge, Mile 78 to Mile 96, Brian Sucre Junction to Mahdia and Mahdia to Konawaruk shows my Ministry’s commitment to providing safe road access to community residents and to commuters in Region Eight alike,” the Minister explained.

Eighty percent of the roads in Mahdia were upgraded from laterite roads to concrete structures, built to last for decades. In the near future speed bumps and fifteen solar street lights will be installed.

In 2019, Region Eight will benefit from the rehabilitation of the road from Karassabi to Paramakatoi and from Hill Foot to the airport in the first phase, then to the new housing scheme in the second phase.

A one-year routine maintenance schedule will be undertaken on the Mabura to Mahdia road corridor, while the bridges will be retrofitted to concrete.

Additionally, in conjunction with the Ministry of Business, the Mahdia to Pamela Landing corridor will also be upgraded. Minister Patterson said this will be integral to the Ministry of Business’ plan of creating an overland route to Kaieteur Falls.

“It is our intention to continue with the rigid pavement roadway up to the airstrip on a yearly basis, with the intention of completing all by 2020. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is looking forward to your support in future infrastructural advancements along the national road networks.”

Ranetta La Fleur.

Images: Keno George.


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