Gov’t cancels US$4.7M overpass at Diamond

The sale of a government reserve to a private individual has caused the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to cancel plans to construct a US$4.7 million overpass at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.

David Patterson

Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson explained to Sunday Stabroek that the Inter-American Development Bank-funded project was designed to use the empty space at the junction of the entrance to Diamond Housing Scheme and the East Bank Highway, which was shown on the ministry’s plans as a road reserve.

“However, we were then informed that the road reserve was actually sold to a private individual under the previous administration. We had no option but to cancel the tender and project. We are working on an alternative site for another exit to Diamond,” Patterson said…..

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