Lombard Street rehabilitated
GINA, GUYANA, Friday, December 2, 2016
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure in keeping with its mandate of improving infrastructure is working towards rehabilitating the deteriorated Lombard Street which has been in a deplorable state for years.
Speaking with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Head of the Special Projects Unit (SPU), Lawrence Mentis said that the works which commenced last Saturday stretches from Broad Street to Parliament Building at Hadfield Street. Mentis said works should be completed by Sunday.
Mentis explained that the scope of works include two inches thick compacted overlaying with asphalt. “We have a team with six to seven persons who work from 7:30hours to16:30hours or later. The road is one of the main routes used by vehicles, pedestrians and cycles, so we are making haste to not hinder traffic on the road,” Mentis explained.
According to the Head of the SPU, the road was in a deteriorated state and urgently needed attention to better allow access to vehicular traffic. Mentis noted that the works are being completed with funding from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s maintenance of roads fund. Rehabilitation works are also ongoing in ‘A’ Field, Sophia.
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson noted in his 2016 budget speech that “we have a golden opportunity to execute our work programmes and thus fulfill promises we made to the electorate in our 2015 APNU/AFC Manifesto….I would like to support the call to join us to build this beautiful country of ours together; in unity…in the interest of all Guyanese and the greater good of the country.”
By: Ranetta La Fleur