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Takutu River Bridge Links Guyana and Brazil

By January 12, 2007

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Way cleared for work on Takutu bridge to restart (Stabroek News): "Work on the completion of the bridge across the Takutu River to link Guyana and Brazil by road is expected to recommence towards the end of this month under the supervision of the engineering corps of the Brazilian army.

Last month, the Brazilian National Congress approved the sum of US$3 million (Rs$6 billion) to the Brazilian Ministry of Transportation to resume work on the bridge which had been halted five years ago following the discovery of financial irregularities. Apart from the importance of the bridge for trade in goods and services, including rice and sugar with Brazil, Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation Dr Henry Jeffrey said that it would also provide a much needed service to, and give seaport access to the landlocked State of Roraima. "

The bridge and route will also facilitate tourism and travel between the two countries.

Comments
June 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm
(1) Guyanese Boi says:

This bridge is not good at all. I understand the import and exports of goods but if brazilians start to come to Guyana it aint gona be pretty for them. We as Guyanese dont want other people in our country we are basically Caribban people living in South Amercia and we dont want anything to do with the sourounding SA countries. And dont think were gona want to go to brazil because you got it wrong. Brazillians will just come and try to take our jobs but we definatly wont allow it.

September 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm
(2) People need to grow up says:

In a way you are right but its happening all over the world and you can’t stop it,whenever done we all are human being and it shouldn’t matter where we come from.If thats the case well i guess all the Guyanese that are living in the United States should go back to Guyana….

September 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm
(3) trevor watson says:

what backward thinking there r thousands of Guyanese livin in Trinidad, and they r all welcomed.The world is a global village now

September 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm
(4) SJ says:

It’s truly amazing that with Guyanese in every other country we would say we don’t want foreigners in our country…speak for yourself Boi! Yes, they will come and take our jobs…the MANY jobs that Guyanese are fighting for (big joke). For decades we have laid back and take what we have for granted….look at the mess the city is in…and no steps were taken in advance to counter larger population, change in vehicular traffic, garbage, etc.

Maybe the foreigners will also teach us to appreciate what we have. Instead of seeking ways to consider them as enemies…learn from them..if they can come to Guyana and make a life….why are we leaving for other shores???? The natives of other countries stayed and developed their countries….why we have to go and ‘sponge’ from their struggles and efforts?

October 4, 2009 at 10:08 am
(5) Stacy says:

Yes there are many guyanese living in trinidad, i assure they are not welcome. We do not want foreigners in our country from other caribbean islands, africa or india. If you are contributing more than you are taking from the system, fine. But my government’s money should not be spent on schools, healthcare and infrastructure for outsiders, there are many poor trinidadians who are rightly be entitled!

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