Jagdeo queries land, tolls for new Demerara River bridge

With Government announcing that construction of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge will begin next year, several concerns need to be urgently addressed and more specifically as it relates to funding and land acquisition, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said.

“There are questions to answered and publicly… will there be subsidy to cushion the tolls, what will be the tolls, what about supporting infrastructure, guarantee for debt?” Jagdeo questioned.

Comparing the presentations by the Dutch company Lievense CSO Consultants, which carried out the feasibility study and design for the new bridge, Jagdeo produced a dossier of information on the Berbice Bridge as he underlined his argument that more information is needed on the project before the government goes ahead.

“The government needs to tell us now ….

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