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Guyana working towards agreement with Brazil for Guyana’s first deep-water harbour

A rendering of the completed Berbice Deepwater Port. (SOURCE: CGX Energy)

President Irfaan Ali says the Government is having bilateral engagements with Brazil to have our first ever deep-water port transformed into a regional logistics and transhipment hub.

Earlier this year, construction began on the massive deep-water port at the 55-acre parcel located near the Berbice River on the eastern coast of Guyana.

This port, which will be Guyana's only deep-water facility, is being constructed by CGX Energy.

Addressing the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual awards ceremony, President Irfaan Ali says the Government is engaging Brazil on a bilateral agreement in regards to connecting this port to Brazil.

“We have to start very early, to ensure that timelines are not missed because the next 8 years is basically the timeline. That deepwater harbour must be connected to Brazil and must be built as the premier logistics and transhipment hub for the Caribbean going up north connecting brazil.”

Some initial expectations for the port were to service the oil and gas industry and cater to agriculture, commercial and tourism needs; while creating more than 1000 jobs.

It will also target supply of fuel, mud, cement, water, and electricity and will include a warehouse, workshop, office block, open logistics yard at the port site, and a waste management facility.

Guyana is also boosting cooperation with neighbouring country Suriname as the Head of State notes plans are moving apace for the Guyana/Suriname bridge.

“By the end of January we’ll be sending out the full document for the financial proposal for the new Guyana/Suriname bridge across the Corentyne river. We’re hoping that tendering process can be completed by mid-next year so that we can move to implementation phase for the Corentyne river bridge.”


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