In a joint statement, the two governments said that they would seek Chinese investment.
The Guyana Chronicle reported that presidents Desi Bouterse and Bharrat Jagdeo said, having agreed to the construction of the bridge, they would proceed with the next step. “We have defined the work of the committee and will proceed to look at the technical options available where would be the best site to locate the bridge.”
The joint committee will study the various sites and then look at the technical specifications of the bridge, whether it would be fixed or floating, the height and other parameters.
The two presidents told reporters in New Amsterdam that putting up the bridge across the border river was high on their agenda to advance trade and other bilateral ties.
Last weekend’s meeting was the third between the two leaders and their advisors have had in about two months and further signalled their firm intention to deepen ties between the two neighbours.