MTBS kicks off the site analysis for a new deep water port in Guyana

MTBS officially started the Site Analysis for a New Deep Water Port in Guyana. This project is part of an agreement initiated by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure of Guyana and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The agreement is known as the Guyana – Brazil Land Transport Link and Deep Water Port and aims to support Guyana’s integration with neighbouring countries. This transport link would facilitate the northern Brazilian landlocked states of Roraima and Amazonas from a port in Guyana.

The objective of the project is to prepare a site analysis and feasibility study for the development of a deep water port in the estuaries of the main rivers (Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice), or along the country’s Atlantic coast line. The financial, strategic and environmental assessment of the potential port location by MTBS will be delivered to the IDB and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure by November 2018.

During MTBS’ visit to Guyana, a kick-off meeting at the IDB’s office in Georgetown was held which was attended by the project’s main public stakeholders. Moreover, the kick-off week consisted of site visits to potential locations for the deep water port. In addition, interviews with both public and private port stakeholders were conducted.