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The Government of Guyana (GoG) has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local and foreign parties interested in being a partner in the design, construction and financing of the New Demerara River Bridge (NDRB).
According to the notice, the project will be implemented using a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model.
Although three possible sites have been proposed in the Pre-Feasibility Study for the new bridge, final decision is still pending. A study is being conducted which looks at all the different types of bridges that could be constructed, but government is looking to build a fixed structure.
A pre-feasibility study for the construction of the NDRB has been completed and can be accessed from the Ministry of Public Works website. The URL for the Ministry’s website is www.wsg.gov.gy,
The Demerara Harbour Bridge is a 6,074-foot (1,851 m) long floating toll bridge. It was commissioned on 2 July 1978. The bridge crosses the Demerara River 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the Guyanese capital Georgetown.
Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest: 20 December, 2013.
Request for Expressions of Interest: http://images.mofcom.gov.cn/gy/201311/20131114031549687.pdf