PNC mourns passing of civil engineer, Philip Allsopp

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Philip Allsopp

The People’s National Congress has expressed condolences on death of Philip Anderson Desmond Allsopp, AA, 1926-2021.
In a statement the PNC said that Philip Allsopp, as a civil engineer, played key roles in advising, designing or overseeing works on several roadways and highways – including the Georgetown-Timehri; Soesdyke-Linden; Linden-Mabura; Mahaica-Rosignol and within the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Development Project – and in the negotiations for the construction of the Guyana-Brazil international bridge and in talks for the Guyana-Suriname ferry.

Philip Allsopp was born on 8 April 1926 in Charlestown, Georgetown. He attended Queen’s College, and after leaving school, joined the Public Works Department in colonial British Guiana. He was awarded an Engineering Scholarship in 1949 to pursue civil engineering studies at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, UK.

Philip Allsopp was appointed Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil in 1990 and was awarded the Golden Arrow of Achievement (AA) for his public service.

“The People’s National Congress extends sincere condolences to Philip Allsopp’s children.”

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