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Cosmetic Hospital for Guyana as ‘Massive economic zone’ being developed along Mandela-Eccles highway

President Irfaan Ali. [Photo: Office of the President]

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday outlined what he deemed a ‘massive economic zone’ being developed along the newly commissioned Mandela to Eccles four-lane highway.

The Head of State made this disclosure while delivering the feature address at the sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the Four Points by Sheraton-Marriot Hotel in Houston, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

President Ali said this specific investment complements the Government’s developmental agenda for the East Bank corridor.

The Government has already approved a modern hospital of ‘international standards’ to be constructed alongside the Four Points Hotel.

This international standard hospital will deliver specialised care but primarily focus on cosmetic procedures.

“We want to create a health and education hub in Guyana, and an important component of the health hub is these types of services that must be offered,” the Head of State asserted.

The President highlighted that a mall and a second possible hotel would be developed along this corridor.

Ministries of Housing and Water and Education, along with the telecoms sector, will be housed in this zone along this new highway.

“Before the end of this year, we expect that physical work will commence in all of these areas.”

In addition, a private sector industrial commercial will be developed to support the oil and gas sector.

Complementing this industrial zone will be a substantial commercial zone, upscale housing development, medical and technical zone, and a services hub.

“That is the type of planning that surrounds this area, those are the types of services that will come to this area, so this area will become a massive economic zone. Thousands of jobs will be created in this area.”

According to the Head of state, “This area will then be connected through a highway and linked to Ogle going all the way down to the East Coast, where we will have a new link moving into LBI, Enmore, that entire corridor, will then become a massive housing commercial, industrial zone all the way going up to Enmore.”

“The roads network will be enhanced to major highways coming out from the East Coast connected to the East Bank and then moving all the way down to Linden Soesdyke highway where the new Silica City will be connected.”


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