Minister Is Satisfied With Nevis Road Project

Charlestown, Nevis (April 18, 2007)

Junior Minister in the Ministry of Communication and Works the Hon. Carlisle Powell has expressed satisfaction with ongoing work on the EC$25million Phase III of the Road Rehabilitation Project (RIMP).
During a recent interview with the Department of Information, the Minister spoke on the progress of the project which commenced in November 2006. He said the Jamaican based contractors Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited (SPA), had moved quickly and so far, executed the project in a professional manner, a view he believed many Nevisians shared.“Surrey Paving has been moving very quickly with respect to the road project. I think most of the Nevisians who have taken time to drive round the island are extremely impressed with the amount of work which has been done [and] the professional manner in which Surrey Paving is going about getting the work executed.
“Most of the cutting has been completed for the road alignment a significant percentage of the culverts are in. A lot of work has been done on the drainage and they have now started laying out some of the fill in terms of changing the levels of the road,” he said.
Mr. Powell disclosed, that the Company had recently confirmed they were on schedule and had been working towards a completion date ahead of that stipulated 12 months. The Company was allotted one year to execute the project according to the terms of the contractual agreement.
The project commenced, simultaneously from the St. James Anglican Church and Market Shop in Gingerland following the official ground breaking on November 28, 2006.
Construction for the 8.5 kilometres of road was funded by the Bank of Nevis, a local financial institution.

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