New Roads for Berbice
Guyana Chronicle
November 12, 2001

ROADS in Corriverton, Rose Hall and New Amsterdam are to be rehabilitated within the next six months, a release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) said. Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to B&J Civil Works and General Construction Limited.

Rehabilitation of Cemetery Road and Main Street in Corriverton, West Side Line and New Market Street in Rose Hall, and Pitt Street in New Amsterdam will be carried at the cost of $179,982,109.

The consultants are SRK and Associates for Corriverton and E&A Consultants Limited for New Amsterdam.

Works are to begin on November 21, 2001 and will see more than 7,000 feet of resurfaced roads of double bituminous treatment. All adjacent drains will be constructed along with concrete walkways, culverts and some revetment works especially in the Cemetery Road area.

Signing for B&J Civil Works was the husband and wife team, Beverley and Jochen Tapp. Signing for the Local Government Ministry were Permanent Secretary Mr. Pulandar Kandhi, Mr. Edgar Kendall, Project Coordinator, Urban Development Programme, Mr. Frederick Griffith, Senior Project Engineer. Mr. Dharry signed for E&A Consultants.

A proviso is included in the contract on the design and scope of the work. The Project Execution Unit will try to realise savings possibly from contingencies, said Permanent Secretary Kandhi.

The Tapps said they have been in construction since 1993 and have worked on the Crabwood Creek to Moleson Creek road, which was completed last month. Other roads to their credit are the Eccles/Industrial Site southern boundary, Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara and the main access road to Sophia.