Guyana - Country Commercial Guide
Infrastructure Sector

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data

Last published date: 2023-01-03

The Ministry of Public Works is responsible for the management of the infrastructure sector which is poised to significantly expand thanks to both public and private investment flooding into the sector due to the burgeoning oil and gas sector developments.  Over $480 million was allocated for the Ministry of Public Works in the 2022 budget with over $383 million earmarked for road and bridge infrastructure projects.   The GoG also has an ambitious program to construct 50,000 low to medium income housing lots by 2025.  Management of this housing drive is overseen by the Ministry of Housing and Water.  As a result of this construction boom, opportunities exist for a whole range of support services and projects fabrication plants, cement factories, steel, ship building, but several who have made investments have found it difficult to land specific contracts when competing with well-connected existing companies.

Subsector Prospects

  • Roads and bridges
  • Deep water harbor and port development
  • Sea and river defense
  • Port Management Information Systems


The GoG seeks to develop Guyana’s infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of the oil and gas sectors and deliver more efficient road infrastructure to meet the demands of local businesses and citizens.  Guyana’s aging road network require restoration and expansion to reach underserved populations in the interior.

Despite the ongoing construction boom in Guyana, the GoG’s procurement system is antiquated, opaque, and needs to be modernized to allow for digital submissions and greater transparency.  Historically, the GoG has awarded tenders to lowest-cost bidders even if project lifecycle costs prove higher.  While this is a challenge for U.S. businesses it also presents an opportunity for capacity building and training to improve the GoG’s public procurement.  


Ministry of Public Works:

Ministry of Local Government:

National Procurement and Tender Administration:

Central Housing and Planning Authority: