The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is moving ahead with the construction of a tarmac for a market and parking lot in the Diamond community.
The contract for the project has been awarded.
According to the Ministry, the contract was awarded to Bardon Construction Service for a sum of fifty-seven million, and one hundred and eighty-eight thousand, one hundred and twenty Guyana dollars ($57,188,120).
Works are scheduled to commence this week and are expected to last for approximately four months while the Defects Liability Period amounts to twelve (12) months after the Letter of Completion by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.
In a statement, the Public Infrasture Ministry noted that the project entails the construction of a tarmac on the southern side of Demerara Distillers Limited with a length of approximately 125 m and width of approximately 65 m.
The construction will be done in two phases; Phase I – will consist of crusher run and Phase II will consist of the application of asphaltic concrete and possible extension of the tarmac access road to First Avenue, Diamond.
The tarmac is to be outfitted with concrete and earthen drains, lighting, toilet facilities, and waiting area for passengers.
The Ministry is hoping that construction of the facility will see improved road traffic safety, transportation efficiency and improved facilities for taxi drivers and vendors.