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Guyana ponders paving jungle road linking Brazil

Guyana ponders paving jungle road linking Brazil

Guyanese authorities say they are in favor of paving a dirt road that runs through the Amazonian rain forest to Brazil to make the journey safer and more accessible.
Transportation Minister Roberson Benn says a two-year study by the Inter-American Development Bank on the multimillion project has been completed and its details will be shared with Brazil.
Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said Saturday that completing the project would be a priority.
The 350-mile (560-kilometer) jungle road connects both countries, but drivers are often left stranded when portions of it are routinely washed away during Guyana's rainy season, which runs from April to August.