Gov’t prepared to subsidise tolls for new Demerara Bridge – Patterson

If recommended, government is prepared to subsidise the tolls for the new Demerara Bridge crossing, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said yesterday.

“If the Demerara River Bridge crossing financials work out that we have to give an equal subsidy to the residents of region 4, 2, 3 and all users of that bridge, so be it. That is our responsibility,” Patterson told an Alliance For Change (AFC) press conference.

Patterson also informed that even as government seeks out an investor for the bridge, his ministry has already asked the Ministry of Finance for “enough monies to cover” all the preparatory works, including the approach roads.

“It is eleven kilometers of road and ….