Opposition grounds $6.5B CJIA modernisation

-funds for Amaila road approved after AFC abstains on vote

The combined opposition late Thursday night voted down allocations totaling $6.7 billion for transport works, including the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Modern-isation Project.

Despite objections, some $1.3B in funding for work on the Amaila Falls access road, managed to clear the Committee of Supply after the AFC opted to abstain from voting.

The rejected $6.785 billion, under the heading “Transport,” was part of the $22.3 billion allocation for the sector in the proposed $220 billion budget that was presented by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh two weeks ago. Last year, the entire $5.63B air transport programme allocation, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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