Region’s top asphalt plant arrives in Guyana

– full installation by September

– construction costs of asphalted roads to be reduced

DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 15, 2019

The most modern asphalt plant to ever operate within the region has arrived in Guyana. This is according to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. The German-made plant was inspected on Monday at the Demerara Shipping Wharf.

General Manager within Demerara Harbour Bridge Company Rawlston Adams noted that the asphalt plant will be a major asset for Guyana. In a press release, the Public Infrastructure Ministry said the General Manager related that the plant will reduce constructions costs of asphalt surfaced roads.   This is attributed to the specifications of the plant.

Additionally, the plant will be in conformity with the demands of local and international markets.

The General Manager mentioned, “all of the parts for the plant have arrived in Guyana and it’s only a matter of time before the Corporation finalises all of the paperwork and begin delivering the equipment to Garden of Eden.”

With the completion of the installation design being spearheaded by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Company, tender for the construction phase of the asphalt plant is expected to soon begin. Installation of the modern asphalt plant is expected to be completed by September.

During a visit to Germany earlier in the year, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. David Patterson, along with the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kenneth Jordan and DHB Company, General Manager, Rawlston Adams conducted an inspection of the asphalt plant to ensure it met all required specifications.