Guyana, Suriname seeking Chinese investment for bridge on border river


GEORGETOWN, Guyana–Guyana and Suriname are seeking Chinese investment to bridge a border river between the two neighboring South American countries that are yet to resolve a decades-old land-border dispute, the government announced Sunday.

The decision was taken during two days of bilateral talks between Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo and the President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse. No precise details were provided about the involvement of the Chinese.

As part of plans to bridge the Corentyne River, the two leaders also agreed that a technical team from both countries would meet within two weeks to explore possible locations of the bridge and other technical specifications before seeking bids.