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Reduced Berbice Bridge toll announced

by Zena Henry

By September 1, 2015, government will reduce the Berbice Bridge toll for passenger cars and buses from $2,200 to $1,900, while other types of vehicles will be reduced by 10 percent. This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who presented the 2015 Financial Statement, 2015.

The new government promised this reduction and stated the reductions. “With effect from September 1, 2015, the toll for passenger cars and buses will be reduced from $2,200 to $1,900, a 13.6 percent decline. At the same time, the toll for all other types of vehicles will be reduced by 10 percent.”

Jordan said over 150,000 Guyanese live within Regions 5 and 6 and traverse the Berbice Bridge to access education and health services, conduct business and travel on a daily basis. Thousands more traverse the bridge annually.

He said the government has heard the cries of the people and will alleviate the burden of the high fares imposed on them.

He the lives of the citizens of Regions 5 and 6, and all Guyanese who travel to the Ancient County, will be improved as a result of the implementation of the reduction which is the first of a phased reduction in the Berbice Bridge Toll.