…Cabinet Secretary announces new $80M structureA bridge that links Canal No.1 Polder and the expanding Parfait Harmonie Housing Scheme has disintegrated nine years after it was built at a cost of an estimated $30M. The government now intends to replace the bridge with a concrete structure.It also plans to construct another access to the scheme with financing of $350 million that has already been committed.Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali yesterday said that the “lifespan” of the bridge deteriorated rapidly because it was not designed for the volume of heavy traffic that crossed it in recent years. The bridge is the only access bridge to the scheme. Caption: Ali said that the government spent $1.6 billion in infrastructure projects to develop the scheme and all the materials had to pass over the very bridge.Added to this,http://www.footlockershop.us.com/Nike-roshe-one-hyperfuse/
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, Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon had announced that the new bridge would cost $80 million.He pointed out that the design for the new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of next week, after which costing would be determined and a public tender process announced.Many residents of the village have complained of the bridge being a death trap. As Kaieteur News photographed the structure yesterday, almost all the drivers shouted that the bridge needed to be replaced.The complaints about the state of the bridge have been ongoing. Kaieteur News previously reported that persons have complained of their tyres being damaged, while some minibus operators have had cause to replace some of the planks.Persons who reside in proximity to the bridge are finding it very annoying at nights, because as vehicles traverse the bridge, the loose planks cause them to wake out of their sleep.They say that the bridge also endangers the lives of children, who use it on their way to and from school.Parfait Harmonie Housing Scheme consists of four plantations running parallel to each other, namely La Parfait Harmonie, Westminster,Danny DeKeyser Red Wings Jersey
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