PRESS RELEASE – REGION 3: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION

The unfortunate damage to the Demerara Harbour Bridge has resulted in commuters rushing to the Vreed – en – Hoop water taxi crossing. This was expected since today, September 2, 2019 is the first day of the new school term and the first working day of the new week.

We are well informed that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the hardworking staff of the Demerara Harbor Bridge are on top of the situation at the bridge and are working tirelessly to ensure the services of the bridge return to normalcy.

On the ground at Vreed – en – Hoop, the Guyana Police Force is working closely with the Regional Administration to ensure a smooth flow of traffic and decent parking of vehicles.

There is currently an agreement with the Guyana Defence Force and the Regional Administration whereby should a patient from the West Demerara Regional Hospital be in urgent need of medical attention, an ambulance will take that patient to the Vreed -en -Hoop Wharf after which the GDF boat will transport the patient across the Demerara River. The Guyana Fire Service will lend their support from the Stabroek Wharf.

The situation on the ground currently is under control and we appeal to all commuters to proceed orderly and to adhere to the police guidance as we await the return of normalcy.

 

Jennifer Ferreira-Dougall

Regional Executive Officer.

Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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