Linden to Mabura Hills Road Project (CDB-2020-LINDENMABURAROAD)

  • Guyana
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Linden, Mabura Hill (Lethem), Kurupaukari
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Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2020
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Government of Guyana
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 112.43 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 190.27 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the CDB, the project will increase the efficiency, accessibility, safety and resilience to climate hazards along 122km of the road corridor between Linden and Mabura Hill; improve attitudes and practices regarding livelihood opportunities, social inclusion and gender equality among community residents; and enhance compliance with the Axle Load Control Programme among transport operators and government agencies in Guyana.
The upgraded corridor is expected to facilitate increased trade with neighbouring South American countries.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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As stated by the CDB, "The overall project risk can be described as moderate".

Investment Description
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The United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund will provide a grant for the project in the amount of USD 66,277,000, and the Government of Guyana will contribute to the project with USD 11,556,000.


Private Actors Description
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The company in charge of construction works is Constructora Queiroz Galvao S.A. (, a Brazilian construction company founded in Pernambuco in 1953. It has operations all over Brazil, Latina America, the Caribbean region, and Africa.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Constructora Queiroz Galvao S.A. Contractor Construction

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leaders:

Andrew Dupigny - Head, Infrastructure Partnerships, Office of the Vice-President (Operations)

Mr. Daniel Best - Director, Projects Department 
Phone: +246 431-1710

Mr. L. O’Reilly Lewis - Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Division

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Public Works:

Vladim Persaud - Permanent Secretary
Dionne Amsterdam - Project Coordinator

Wight's Lane, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Phone: +5922257420


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