Berbice River bridge will not start this year as expected
September 17, 2000
Construction of a bridge across the Berbice River will not start this year as the government had planned.
A government source indicated on Friday that the government's negotiating team would not be able to conclude the contractual arrangements to allow for the construction to commence by November 1, or before the end of the year.
The government's negotiating team headed by Norman McLean, president of the Guyana Manufacturers' Association, is still tidying up a memorandum of understanding to be signed with Ballast Nedam International of Holland preparatory to the finalisation of the contract.
The memorandum is currently with the law firm Luckoo and Luckoo for scrutiny and will have to be made available to an international law firm before it is signed, the source indicated. After the MOU, which is a legal document, is signed setting out the commitments of the government and Ballast Nedam, the contract will be concluded.
The source indicated that construction may not commence until early next year. McLean is currently overseas and head of the privatisation unit, Winston Brassington is deputising for him.
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