Still no word on time frame for de-silting Demerara harbour

- British, Mexican help being sought

Ongoing discussions in the sector over several years on the issue of improving the country’s maritime infrastructure are yet to yield any practical remedial action as the Guyana Shipping Association (GSA) continues to enjoin a restrained discourse over what a source told Stabroek Business is “a matter that goes to the heart of the country’s economy.”

At the GSA’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony two Fridays ago, the association’s chairman Desmond Sears chronicled the ongoing developments during the presentation of his 2013 report. There was, however, no mention of a time frame, for the critical task of clearing of the channel.

“Our main objective was to continue our advocacy for the modernisation of the Demerara Harbour in the short term, in addition to the other harbours that cater to a heavy flow of marine traffic,” Sears said. He added that the industry had singled out the Demerara Harbour for “special attention” in view of its role as “the hub of commercial shipping in Guyana.” Though, according to the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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