Months after Guyana and Suriname inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction of a high-span bridge over the Corentyne River linking the two countries, more than 30 companies have expressed interest to provide consultancy services for the feasibility study for the bridge.
“It is clear that the world is interested in Guyana and it’s development. People want to participate, invest, and have a stake. This is good for both countries” Public Works Minister Juan Edghill was quoted as saying.
Once constructed, the bridge will serve as a physical link between Guyana and Suriname. Currently, the Canawaima Ferry facilitates trade and travel for citizens of both countries- that arrangement has been in place since 1998.
Both Ministers Edghill and his Surinamese counterpart Dr. Riad Nurmohamed, visited the proposed site for the bridge late last year where they planted flags of the two countries.
“We expect this to be advanced swiftly as both Guyana and Suriname are Committed to the finalization of this project.” The Ministry’s statement further reads.
Companies from the Netherlands, Turkey, United States of America, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Dubai, the Philipines, India, Suriname, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Lebanon have all expressed interests to conduct the feasibility study of the new Suriname- Guyana bridge.