Sidewalks, cycle lanes for several communities along public roads

first_imgSeveral communities along the East Coast and East Bank public roads will soon be outfitted with sidewalks and cycles lanes, as the Public Infrastructure Ministry ramps up efforts to bolster road safety.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Manager of Traffic, Safety and Maintenance at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kester Hinds, said the Ministry will be lobbying for the funds to be allocated in 2019 Budget.He explained that public roads, which are subject to heavy traffic flows and where school children frequently traverse, will be first to be targeted. Among these are Diamond, Providence public road – on the East Bank of Demerara and Turkeyen public road, on the East Coast of Demerara.“What we find is that in most communities there are no sidewalks. For instance, on the Corentyne public road (Region Six) there is none and the residents would have to walk on the earthen shoulders, which can be slushy and muddy during the rainy season. So, we’re working towards having sidewalks constructed along this roadway and in several communities, providing we get the monies approved,” Hinds explained.The Ministry has already sent out bids for the construction of the sidewalks at an estimated cost of $88.8 million.Similarly, the Ministry is also planning to construct cycle lanes along many public roadways. Hinds noted, “Guyana is developing and while many individuals are driving, cycles remain relevant as many persons still ride. So, with the cycle lanes, we will see everyone having access to safer facilities. We will be pushing for it so that we can incorporate them into our roads.”The Ministry has already constructed sidewalks in Woolford Avenue and expended millions of dollars annually for the placement of road safety signs and other measures across the country to ensure that the road laws are observed and lives are preserved.last_img read more

Pearse Doherty TD rejects calls for direct rule in Stormont

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has today reiterated Sinn Fein’s stance on direct rule in Northern Ireland. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said that there can be no return to Direct Rule in the aftermath of the DUP’s decision yesterday to collapse the talks process in the north.DUP leader Arlene Foster said talks collapsed due to ‘serious and significant gaps’ between the DUP and Sinn Fein, particuarly on the issue of the Irish Language Act. Deputy Doherty has today called on the Irish Government to make clear that they are in opposition to Stormont coming under direct rule.Deputy Doherty said: “The issues involved are not going away. Sinn Féin know that, the Irish government know that, the British government know that and the DUP know that.“These issues don’t threaten anybody. They are issues of rights. Rights for all do not mean less rights for some. I would urge the DUP to reflect on their position.“I want to acknowledge the Tánaiste’s contribution in trying to make this work. He has been involved and engaged. “Sinn Féin want the institutions up and running, and public services and rights being delivered for all. Sinn Féin are crystal clear on what happens next – Direct Rule is not an option.“The Taoiseach said in December that the Irish government ‘won’t be supporting direct rule’ and in September the Tánaiste said there ‘can be no British-only direct rule’. They need to make that position clear to the British government”.Pearse Doherty TD rejects calls for direct rule in Stormont was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:direct ruleDUPPearse Doherty TDSinn FeinStormontlast_img read more

Santos Paudel and 4 others from Lele Village  T

first_imgSantos Paudel and 4 others (from Lele Village):  Thank you so much on behalf of My family and all people of Lele Village, to Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Member of Parliament, President of Nepal Family Party, Rev. Santos Paudel, President of FFWPU-Nepal, Hon. Milan Rajbanshi, Member of Parliament, Mr. Prakash Babu Thapa, President of YFWP- Nepal, Mr. Binod Dangi, Secretary General of Nepal Family Party and UPF-Nepal, Mr. Richell Jalipa, International Lecturer and all the staff of the program for giving unconditional love.last_img read more