Govt working on road use agreement to maintain Amaila Falls road

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, June 08, 2018

An agreement is imminent between road users and the government to fund the maintenance of the access road to Amaila Falls in Region Eight.

This move will result in huge savings for tax payers as monies will be directed toward other projects.

At a Post Cabinet briefing today at the Ministry of Presidency, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told media operatives that the government is exploring the possibility of a Road Use Agreement to provide guidelines and procedures for road use by individuals or companies.

“The primary user of the road is Troy Resources, along with other miners. It is in passable condition at the moment but no one is maintaining the road, but we’ll be having a road user’s agreement shortly to maintain it,” Minister Patterson explained.

The Amaila Falls access road falls under the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, which was initiated under the previous administration. The in excess of US$30M road was completed in early 2015 but collapsed in many parts shortly after. Costs ran from US$15M to US$40M.

The access road stretches for some 162 kilometres, most of which is located in Region Eight.

By: Ranetta la Fleur.