Takutu Bridge access road almost completed

The finishing touches are being added to the road leading to the Takutu Bridge on the Guyana side, signalling the completion of the mega-project that links Guyana and Brazil by road.

Brazilian army personnel, who have been working on the road, are expected to wrap up work this week. They have paved 1.6km of the road leading to the bridge on the Guyana side and are adding the “very last touches”, Chairman of Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) Clarindo Lucas told Stabroek News yesterday.

He said that once completed it is up to President Bharrat Jagdeo and the President of Brazil, Lula Da Silva to decide on a date for the commissioning.
Lucas told this newspaper that other aspects such as the bridge itself and the access road on the Brazil side have already been completed.

The bridge has been long in the making and at one point construction was halted as Brazilian authorities probed financial irregularities.

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