Fi­ve ye­ars la­ter, $558M ac­cess road to CJIA still in­com­ple­te

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

A pro­ject to con­struct a threeki­lo­me­ter ac­cess road to the Ched­di Ja­gan In­ter­na­ti­o­nal. Air­port, Ti­mehri, is still to be com­ple­ted de­spi­te star­ting al­most fi­ve ye­ars ago.

Se­ve­r­al sec­ti­ons of the new road, which was con­trac­ted out to BK In­ter­na­ti­o­nal, remain block­ed with bar­riers and un­ope­ned to traf­fic. The $558M con­tract was awar­ded in 2011 and was sup­po­sed to be part of a big­ger pro­ject for a four-la­ne high­way bet­ween the air­port and the ci­ty. It is unclear what the hold-up for the pro­ject is, This pro­ject was star­ted un­der the pre­vious ad­mi­ni­stra­ti­on. The Co­a­li­ti­on Govern­ment has said very litt­le about what is hap­pe­ning. Ac­cor­ding to past news re­ports, BK in 2014 had ta­ken me­dia out­lets on a tour of the ac­cess road pro­ject which is sup­po­sed to start at the Ti­mehri junc­ti­on whe­re the po­li­ce sta­ti­on is to the air­port. BK com­plai­ned then that the de­lay was be­cau­se GTT was still to re­mo­ve so­me ca­bles and po­les. B.K had la­men­ted that the uti­li­ties com­pa­nies we­re to be bla­med for the slow work. (Kai­e­teur news)

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