GUY18 is already in execution, namely section Zanderij to Matta (ad. 9km; execution of asphalt paving).The section Zanderij to Carolina (32 km the asphalt paving) has already been completed in December 2012. The Government of Suriname has proposed extending the GUY18 project with the additional road section Zanderij to Carolina to Moengo (ad. 80km), facilitating the connection to the GUY26 project at Moengo. The Government has also proposed to incorporate project GUY29 (Apura – Nieuw Nickerie road/ ad.70km) as part of the GUY18 project. As such project GUY29 will cease to exist as an independent project, whilst its enclosure is expected to complete the corridor routing from Nieuw-Nickerie to Moengo, via Apura and Zanderij. The Government of Suriname has started the process for inspections/inventory of the roads.
Budget: 300mln US$. Already completed 25 mln US$ (Zanderij- Carolina) financed through the China EXIMbank and the paving of Zanderij – Matta, (8 mln US$) is financed by the ICBC Bank.