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Suriname is moving ahead with plans to bridge the Corentyne River. Technical and political officials on Wednesday visited South Drain in Suriname where the bridge would likely begin.
Guyanese technical personnel are due to visit the Suirnamese and Guyanese sides early next month.
Currently, the proposed location is from South Drain in Suriname to Parrot Island in the Corentyne River and then to mainland Guyana.
Ahead of that joint visit, the Public Works Minister, Ramon Abraham on Wednesday led a team of officials including representatives of the Dutch engineering firm, Ballast Nedam, which has been contracted to build the bridge, visited the possible location of the bridge.
Starnieuws reported that Suriname wants to sign agreements in 2011, with a view to finishing construction in 2014.
Ballast Nedam will conduct a study on the design, construction and financing of the bridge.
The Dutch company has previously bridged the Coppename and Suriname Rivers.