President gets first hand travel experience on roll-on roll-off ferry
Georgetown, GINA, October 13, 2013
After delivering the feature address at a well attended PPP/C 21st anniversary event in Essequibo over the weekend, President Donald Ramotar travelled from Supenaam to Parika via the MV Sabanto
The Head of State voiced his admiration for the comfort and new standards set by the Chinese built vessel as he interacted with passengers from the Cinderella county.
The president was given a tour of the facilities and met with the vessel’s crew. He urged them to endeavour to maintain the high standards needed to ensure that passengers and others who use the ferry are continuously satisfied.
He also reminded them to be cognisant of the key service that they provide to many who depend on the modern vessel, along with its sister the MV Kanawan, as this is essential to the country’s development and enables the safe and reliable movement of persons, goods and services.
The ferries, Sabanto and Kanawan, each has three decks and can accommodate up to 800 persons, 44 cars, and 20 trucks and can travel at a test speed of 12.5 knots.