MV Hercules making a big difference in the lives of citizens – Min Edghill

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill has addressed the misconceptions surrounding the newly acquired MV Hercules vessel during the Regatta period, where images of passengers seated on the vessel’s exterior are being circulated in the media.

The MV Hercules, with its capacity to carry 54 vehicles and 40 passengers, steps in when the traditional ferries reach their capacity, especially during periods of excess traffic, ensuring smoother transit and shorting waiting time for passengers.

With the Hercules, this is also sailing behind and making a big difference in the lives of people,” the public works minister highlighted, while speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI) on Friday.

The MV Hercules

He explained that the vessel serves a crucial purpose in alleviating the strain on traditional ferry services.

The inception of the MV Hercules was the brainchild of His Excellency, President Mohamed Ali, in response to the appeals of residents along the Essequibo Coast tackling the significant increase in traffic flow in key routes such as Leguan, Wakenaam, Supenaam, and Bartica

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, and Superintendent of the Parika Stelling, Tamesh Persaud

The introduction of the vessel, coupled with the convenience of online booking, marks a significant improvement in the country’s transportation infrastructure geared at addressing the pressing needs of farmers and residents alike.

The MV Hercules