Works Ministry demolishes BM Soat obstruction

-to make way for road upgrade

The Public Works Ministry yesterday defended the demolition of a fence and building it said was obstructing the construction of the four-lane road project at Success, East Coast Demerara.

The building and its surrounding fence in question, constructed by BM Soat auto dealership at Area ‘A’ Plantation Success, were illegal structures, the ministry said in a statement yesterday.

The ministry said the illegal construction was on the government reserve and because of it, work on upgrading the road, which commenced on October 3, 2011 and was expected to be completed on July 3, 2012 was hampered. The delays, the release said, have cost the public purse tens of millions of dollars. The contract for the four-lane upgrade from …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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