$91M bridge commissioned at Riverstown
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Minister of Public Infrastructure, Bishop Juan Edghill (second from left) cuts the ribbon
to officially open the new Riverstown bridge. Also pictured are Region Two Chairperson,
Vilma De Silva (right) and Regional Vice-Chairman, Humace Odit (second from left)
Minister of Public Infrastructure, Bishop Juan Edghill (second from left) cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Riverstown bridge. Also pictured are Region Two Chairperson, Vilma De Silva (right) and Regional Vice-Chairman, Humace Odit (second from left)

By Indrawattie Natram
MINISTER of Public Infrastructure, Bishop Juan Edghill, last Saturday afternoon, commissioned a state-of-the-art bridge at Riverstown Village, Essequibo Coast.
The modern edifice which was constructed by H Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering has a price tag of $91M.

Vehicles crossing the new bridge for the first time

During a simple ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open it to vehicular traffic, Minister Edghill said the bridge was constructed from taxpayers’ money in an effort to bring infrastructural development to the Pomeroon-Supenaam region.
The solid concrete bridge replaced an aqua panel bridge which was deteriorating. That bridge is now closed and commuters have started utilising the newly constructed bridge.

“The continuation of the project is to ensure the Essequibo Coast Cinderella County experiences the kind of modernisation and development taking place all across Guyana,” the minister said.
He said the solid concrete bridge will be able to accommodate heavy traffic passing through the region.
Regional Chairperson, Vilma De Silva, remarked that the project is a timely one and one that residents have been waiting on for a long time. She said the bridge will benefit the region tremendously as persons will now have better access.
Immediately after the commissioning, the bridge was put into use. Residents who gathered to witness the commissioning thanked the minister and the Government of Guyana for the initiative.

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