Linden to be a key economic centre
–as coalition advances infrastructural projects
DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 10, 2020
With the plans in store for the urbanisation of Linden, transforming it into a major commercial hub, the Mayor of Linden, Her Worship Waneka Arrindell, has posited that the town is on its way to becoming the second “city” in Guyana.
Mayor Arrindell was at the time addressing residents who attended the Bayroc Community Centre Ground on Sunday evening, for a Coalition rally.
She outlined some of the major infrastructural plans the government intends to implement in the mining town. “A new Linden-Lethem road, a two-lane bridge, an airstrip that will be developed so we can travel around this country at a cheaper cost.”
It is expected that with the completion of the Linden-Lethem road a trade route with Brazil and other countries in South America will open up, thereby increasing commercial activity in the town.
The process which will see these projects become a reality has already begun. The feasibility study for the Linden to Lethem Highway has been completed while the study for the Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge is progressing smoothly. The installation of lights has already commenced on the Highway and presently soil testing is being conducted for the new bridge.
The mayor noted that this progress could only have been realised with the return of local democracy “Our President brought back local democracy, where the people have a chance to say what you would like to see happen in your towns and your communities, he did not sit in Georgetown and hand down rules; he did not shut down our town councils and our NDC’s so he can decide what happens. He gave the power back to you,” Mayor Arrindell reaffirmed.