CH&PA inviting bids for Eccles to Mandela four-lane highway

Minister Croal says works to start in April

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is now inviting bids for the construction of a 2.8-kilometre four-lane highway from Eccles to Mandela Avenue.

Works ongoing at alternate East Bank Demerara road

President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali announced the construction of this access road during a visit to the area last week. 

Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal said work is expected to begin in April once the evaluation process is completed.

“We have tendered the contracts into six lots, and this will allow a spread for quick implementation,” Minister Croal told the DPI on Saturday. 

The road will link to the new one being constructed from the Diamond Housing Scheme to Eccles. Minister Croal said he anticipates President Ali would commission the road from Diamond to Mocha during the first quarter of this year. 

It will also complement the construction of internal roads in housing schemes along the East Bank corridor. 

“Huge opportunities will be created with the opening of a number of access land, and we want to commend His Excellency on leading this effort and the PPP/C manifesto commitment to ensure more access is made available for new lands and the opening for a number of road networks. This augers well for our Ministry and the country,” Minister Croal said. 

The delivery/construction period for the project is 210 days per lot. Bids are open until February 25.

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