Gov’t regularising bus operations between Guyana, Brazil

The Ministry of Home Affairs is seeking to regularise the use of two of international bus service routes for the transportation of passengers between Guyana and Brazil.

In a public advisory in yesterday’s Guyana Chronicle, the ministry identified the two established routes as: 1 – Lethem, Guyana to Boa Vista (return), which will operate twice daily; and 2 – Georgetown, Guyana to Boa Vista, Brazil (return), which will operate once daily.

The two routes are in keeping with the Guyana-Brazil International Road Transport Agreement (IRTA), it noted, while setting out technical requirements for buses that will be allowed to operate along the routes and for the registration of transporting firms that seek to operate along them.

According to the advisory, the buses which will operate on the routes shall not be older than 10 (ten) years from the date of manufacture and must be air-conditioned, carry a seating capacity of no less than 32 seats, provide seat belts for driver and passengers and a tachograph, which automatically records the bus speed and distance must be fitted onto the vehicle. Washroom facilities as well as facilities to enable the transport of physically challenged persons are also part of the requirements.

The buses shall undergo a technical inspection by the Works Ministry, after which certificates of vehicular inspection will be issued.

Persons wishing to transport passengers on the routes must apply to the Home Affairs Ministry to register as a transporting firm with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Several documents, including a tax identification number, certificate of vehicle registration, motor vehicle and road service licences, internationally valid third party insurance policy certificate and a public proxy instrument granting a legal representative in Brazil full powers to represent the firm in all legal and administrative acts are also required to be presented with the application for registration. “Only the buses registered will be issued with the permission to ply the above international routes,” the advisory noted.

It adds that a transporting firm is required to secure appropriate permission from the National Agency for Road Transportation in Brazil in order to ply the route. Within 120 days of the permit granted here, the operator must present to the Brazilian authorities a certificate of permission granted by the Home Affairs Ministry as well as a public proxy instrument granting a legal representative in Guyana full powers to represent the firm in all legal and administrative acts.

The buses will be subject to the necessary Immigration and Customs procedures at the border and the fare structure on the buses will be determined by the Home Affairs Ministry in conjunction with the Works Ministry and the operating firms.

Comments  

Top CAPE performers as released by the Ministry of Education

Several candidates recorded outstanding performances at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Embankment road for improvement between Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge

 Geometric improvements will be carried out on the East Coast Railway Embankment Road come September for smoother traffic flow.

GRA seizes over 10,000 lbs smuggled chicken

Swift action by the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) aided in the removal of a large quantity of seized foreign chicken from two separate cold storage facilities in the Berbice area after it was discovered that the commodities were unlawfully being disposed of, the GRA said today.

Muslim divorce law “unconstitutional”, rules India’s top court

Farha Faiz, a lawyer, speaks with the media after a verdict for the controversial Muslim quick divorce law outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India August 22, 2017.  

Patriots clinch playoff place

Defeat Tallawahs by 37 runs Chris Gayle, playing in his 50th CPL match, produced his 63rd T20 fifty as St Kitts & Nevis Patriots cruised past Jamaica Tallawahs by 37 runs to guarantee a place in the playoffs for the first time in their three-year history.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×