Not an easy road for New Eccles Industrial Site businesses

The road leading to businesses in the New Eccles Industrial Site, including Beesons Windows and Doors, Crown Mining, John Deere Machinery and a new publishing company, is in total disrepair.

Owner of Beesons Windows and Doors, Mohamed Beepat, complained about the road in a letter recently published in Stabroek News, titled, “The road to Eccles Industrial Site is a trench.”

During a visit by Stabroek News to the location, the loam and sand road was very difficult to even walk through. The Stabroek News vehicle got just about 25 metres into the road when it got stuck, requiring the help of a bobcat to pull it out.

The slushy road that leads to businesses in the New Eccles Industrial Site.
The slushy road that leads to businesses in the New Eccles Industrial Site.
A Stabroek News vehicle being set up for a tow by workers of Beesons Windows and Doors.
A Stabroek News vehicle being set up for a tow by workers of Beesons Windows and Doors.

Beepat said that he and the other proprietors are losing business because customers simply don’t want to drive or walk in to their establishments.

In his letter, Beepat who is a re-migrant, said that he answered the President of Guyana’s call to return home but is now sorely disappointed with what he has returned to.

He said that the road was cheaply built just over a year ago and cannot stand up to any rain. He said he has written Minister of Housing Irfaan Ali and the Central Housing and Planning Authority about the deterioration of the road but nothing happened. He suggested that he may have to close his business if immediate action isn’t taken.

However, after being visited by Stabroek News, Beepat was reluctant to provide further information on the matter.

The other proprietors who occupied the street were sought for a comment but were unavailable, according to the workers on site.

Passers-by driving along the main road, which was severely deteriorated at intervals, asked Stabroek News if anything was going to be done about the road after they noticed the reporter taking photographs of the dilapidated road.

A typical pot hole on the main road to New Eccles Industrial Site
A typical pot hole on the main road to New Eccles Industrial Site

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