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New State-Of-The-Art Asphalt Plant Nearing Completion

The Eco 2000 Batch Mix Asphalt Plant is nearing completion. Works commenced on the installation of the plant on January 7, 2020. It is being set up by a team of 25 persons, inclusive of 23 local DHBC staff and two German technicians. According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, the mechanical installation of the plant is currently about 98% completed, while the electrical aspect is approximately 80% complete. Yesterday, the Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson visited the construction site in Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara. During the tour, Minister Patterson lauded the work that has been done thus far on the plant. The present Asphalt Plant only has the capacity to produce 30 tonnes of material per hour. It does so with the use of bitumen, sand, stone, and sifting. When completed, the new Asphalt Plant will be able to produce 160 tonnes of material per hour. The state-of-the-art machinery will also be able to use plastic bags and bottles as well as used tyres to make asphalt. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, says that this method is cheaper, more durable, more time-efficient than current means. This likely translates to roads being built faster in Guyana.

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