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Guyana: $45M loan from China will widen main coastal highway

Associated Press Associated Press 24/11/2016

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana says it will use a$45 million loan from China to widen the main road linking the capital of the South American country with neighboring Suriname.

Guyanese Finance Minister Winson Jordan said Thursday that the money will be used to convert much of the country's coastal highway to four lanes to accommodate traffic between Georgetown and rural farming districts.

Jordan says deals to lengthen the country's main airport runway and build a new terminal with Chinese loans are also under way.

Guyana and China are also in talks to develop shipping and hydroelectric projects.

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