The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has granted a $24.8m loan to Guyana for road improvement and rehabilitation.

The fund will support the government’s project to enhance urban and suburban mobility and safety for road users as well as to improve access to agricultural areas, according to

The project includes improving the East and West Canje roads by replacing 24 bridges and six culverts, and rehabilitating three box culverts as well as improving the Sheriff Street-Mandela roadway in Georgetown.

Other works are building shoulders in interurban segment, building sidewalks and other safety related works in urban areas, as well as improving urban crossings and roadside amenities including bus stops and parking areas at key locations to enhance safety and socio-economic benefits.