The soon to be operationalised fully-automated asphalt plant will have the capacity to produce 160 tonnes per hour and a storage chamber that holds 40 tonnes. This is in comparison to the existing plant which only produces 30 tonnes per hour.

The General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) Mr. Rolston Adams, under whose purview the plant falls, explained that the new facility is approximately 98 percent complete.

A final component has to be installed and checked by a German technician which is making arrangements to travel to Guyana at the earliest opportunity.

In keeping with the development agenda, projects such as the Sheriff/Mandela road, the Ogle bypass road, interior and urban roads and bridges and as well as other miscellaneous roads will make the plant a very key facility.

The plant is expected to provide efficiency in the continuity of supply of materials to the Ministry in the execution of road construction and rehabilitation, without compromising quality or price. It is expected to meet all required environmental standards regarding air and noise emissions.

On Friday the Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill and Minister within the Ministry, Hon. Deodat Indar and a team conducted a site visit of the facility.

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