Derelict vehicles to be dumped off the Linden-Soesdyke Highway

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 7:56 by Denis Chabrol

Derelict vehicles across the country will soon be picked up and dumped near the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, Public Works Minister David Patterson announced Wednesday night.

He said GYD$133 million have been set aside in the 2016 National Budget to prepare 50 acres of land along the Highway to store the vehicles.

He said this “will facilitate compaction and storage of the derelict vehicles picked up across the country.”

According to Patterson, the move to store derelict vehicles there is in “keeping with the nation’s goal of a green economy.”

He said the initiative is part of the Guyana Restoration Project which would see the rehabilitation and development of several areas across the country.

The announcement was made by the Minister in his contribution to the 2016 National Budget debate.