Monday, August 6, 2007
The government of Guyana is set to receive funding from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) to assess the possibility of building a road to link it to neighboring Brazil through the Amazon jungle. Guyanas President Bharrat Jagdeo announced that the IDB would provide 900,000 dollars and the Guyana government would give a further 225,000 dollars for the project. Jagdeo said the pre feasibility study would include an environmental impact assessment as well as evaluate the implications for the indigenous people. The proposed road project is part of the South America Regional Integration drive aimed at linking the countries of the continent to boost tourism and other economic activities.