Friday, November 7, 2014
President Bouterse’s grand promise to the people of Suriname to build a modern tram from Paramaribo to the Johan Pengel International Airport is closer to reality after a Dutch company, Strukton Systems, which last year did a feasibility study for the government, presented its findings on Wednesday in Paramaribo. For now, the plan is to link the capital and, later, to extend the network to the international airport in Zanderij, especially that the congestion on the highway to the Para District has grown out of control and traffic jams has become a daily ordeal for people and especially schoolchildren. According to the Suriname Herald, the project will cost 130 million Euros, financed by ING bank. Some of the 150 employees of a railroad company will receive training in the Netherlands.