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Guyana and Brazil to Use Chinese Fund to Build Jungle Highway

Honorable MP Carl Greenridge of Guyana, also Shadow Finance Minister of APNU (Photo via Kaieteur News Online)

Honorable MP Carl Greenridge of Guyana, also Shadow Finance Minister of APNU (Photo via Kaieteur News Online)

Georgetown, Guyana – The governments of Guyana and Brazil will try to tap China’s $10 billion Latin American infrastructure fund to finance a 350-mile jungle highway linking the two South American nations.

Honorable Member of Parliament and Shadow Finance Minister of APNU Carl Greenridge said Saturday the two countries have agreed to begin talks with China to finance the project, which is aimed at spurring trade and opening jungle areas for development. The project would provide Guyana quick access to jungle and mountain regions and give Brazil’s landlocked Amazonian states access to the Caribbean and Central America.

Officials said a feasibility study needs to be undertaken to determine the project’s costs.

The two nations are also in talks to develop shipping and hydroelectric projects adjacent to the proposed jungle highway.
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