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Guyana to get $60 million from India for ferry, highway

Staff writer ▼ | January 12, 2015
Guyana's president says India has pledged $60 million to help the South American country buy a large ferry and build a four-lane highway.
Donald Ramotar
Help   From Georgetown to other parts of Guyana
President Donald Ramotar says the highway is to connect Guyana's main international airport to a large highway near the capital of Georgetown that runs to the coast.

President Ramotar said that $10 million of the amount pledged will be used to buy a passenger and cargo ferry that would operate between Port Georgetown and remote jungle community.

About 44 per cent of the 736,000 people who live in Guyana are descendants of people from India who came as indentured workers.