Public Works Minister commissions seven roads in Region Two

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, MP, has commissioned seven roads in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).

Ceremonial opening of a newly built road in Region Two

During the ceremonial opening of the roads Sunday, the Minister said upgrades would not only be done on highways and main roads,  but miscellaneous roads across the regions as well. Enhancing these roads also boosts Guyana’s development.

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, MP and team on one of the newly built roads in Region Two.

“This what we are doing is not the only thing that we’re doing because when I do the aggregate of all the works, we are doing on the Essequibo coast, just from the Ministry of Public Works, in every NDC we have awarded contracts to ensure the road shoulders along the main access road are kept clean…with the intent to ensure that the roads are properly drained so that they don’t deteriorate.”

One of the new roads in Region Two.

Minister Edghill said the Government is working to ensure there is job creation on the Essequibo Coast and that young people have access to equal opportunities. He said the people of Guyana are the Government’s priorities and as such they will provide for them.

“The Irfaan Ali led Government, we are committed to taking care of every Guyanese, in every community in a non-discriminatory manner and, us being here this afternoon, we bare testimony to that fact.”

He urged the residents to maintain the roads. 

Another road that was constructed in Region Two.

The Minister also noted that the road works have created employment for five contractors in this Region.

Meanwhile, discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce are ongoing to provide a modern ferry service to people on the Essequibo coast and other travellers. The improved service will see travellers being able to access online booking and ticketing.

Some $123.5 million have been expended on roads in Region Two since the Government took office.  Minister Edghill said he is satisfied with the construction and applauded the contractors for completing their work within the given deadline.

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