Next year, one of the government’s priorities will be the Ogle to Diamond bypass road but its price tag has shot up from US$50m a few years ago to US$120m, according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his 2019 budget presentation on Monday.
This road will create an alternative route from the recently-upgraded Cheddi Jagan International Airport , Timehri to the Eugene F Correia International Airport., Ogle
“This by-pass, which was estimated at US$50 million a few years ago, for which funding was secured, is now projected to cost US$120 million. We will be approaching our bilateral partner to secure the additional funding to make this road a reality,” he said. India is the bilateral partner.
During the feasibility study period, which established the road alignment, Jordan said, “our engineering teams encountered a swampy area between Ogle and Diamond.”….