Agreement signed for road rehabilitation work in five communities

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Agreement signed for road rehabilitation work in five communities

04_Road constructionPRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport signed four finance / build contracts and a procurement contract on Monday, November 16, 2015.

The brief signing ceremony was attended by representatives of the five contracting firms. The contracts total EC$14,733,507.24 and will cater to rehabilitation works in five communities by the end of February 2016.

The Eau Piquant – Belle Vue Road Project will include rehabilitation of approximately 2,900m of road, inclusive of concrete drains, metal grills, chip and spray road surfacing and rubble retaining walls. That contract has been awarded to Francis Chitolie of Master Builders Ltd. at a cost of $8,350,666.38.

The Ciceron Main Road Project will entail rehabilitation of approximately 2,063m of road, inclusive of concrete drains, raised manholes, asphaltic concrete wearing course, road markings and signage. That contract has been awarded to Construction and Industrial Equipment Ltd. at a cost of $2,883,805.32.

The Fond Cacoa Road Project in Babonneau will see to the rehabilitation of approximately 1,010m of road, inclusive of construction of concrete drains, manhole cover adjacents, metal grills, concrete steps and concrete pavements. That contract has been award to Alexis Samuel at a cost of $1,640,487.65.

The Caico – Millet Road Project will involve rehabilitation of approximately 1,273m of road, inclusive of concrete drains, headwalls, metal grills (inclusive of double surface dressing) and concrete pavements. That contract has been awarded to Andrew Jaganath at a cost of $1,402,285.39.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, Allison Jean in signing these contracts at Monday’s ceremony, expressed the Ministry’s thanks to the contractors who are undertaking the work at their own cost, and explained the need for rehabilitating and improving the roads in question especially in the face of climate change.

Said Miss Jean,

“We in the ministry have adopted the approach of building back better. Because seeing the vulnerabilities that our infrastructure has sustained, after Hurricane Tomas, then the Christmas Eve Trough, and several other rain events, we want to ensure that whatever infrastructure we build is resilient to the various changing patterns in the weather.”

The Permanent Secretary also appealed to the patience of communities that may not be receiving attention at this time, noting that the Ministry is aware of some of the difficulties being faced in some of these areas, and is working towards redressing deficiencies wherever they may occur.

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  1. The Aupicon - Bellevue road mad of tar and gravel only? This area is on hillside? A disaster waiting to happen. Do these guys really care about people's life? For over 3 years this road have been in a mess. The area where you may never loose. you are taking them for fools. This road is worst than the Clarke Street in Vieux Fort Town which was resurfaced with asphalt.

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  2. Glad to see 4 out of 5 of those jobs going to my Indian brethren. Shame they are known party supporters and finances. I wish the pie could be shared amongst all St. Lucians, not just the party faithful.

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  3. What about the bexon highyway we need side walks for the school children and pedestrians. unfortunately we are always neglected.

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  4. And you'll left the most important road which is the old Belaire road which is used whenever Bexon is flooded or there's a major crash on the road. That's the only road that takes you from bexon to castries or vice versa. Castries to Bexon. Thanks to this road which helped drivers during the recent flood. The tough. Tomas.etc. it seems you'll doesn't pass there

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  5. It's sad that after 24 years of begging politicians still spit in the face of myself and the residence of my community. It's all good and well to make a promise but that last one made by our rep made me feel disperse red at the utmost. "Keep praying" she said not a 'we would look into the matter' but "keep praying" I wasn't sure if she was disrespecting God or being genuine but 2 decades is quite a long time and this last visit drew the last straw. I am sorry for those who are in the same predicament like we are. It's nice when these f$(3!&9 politicians come to ask for the vote but when to deliver is never the case. Shame on you "Liers"

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  6. For 24 years, residence of my community have been promised a helping hand to fix our road problem, with the collapse of this bridge, not even the ole faithful main road cant be used to park our vehicles. Theft has become an issue. now residence of where I live face a major problem as we can't get to our homes, the cost of repair is over bearing and the attention by the power is very disrespectful. 2 Saturday's ago the rep for the north came to visit the problem. 'She' said to us "keep praying" the road will get fixed. I wasn't sure if she was playing a joke or giving hope but for this I see all of us are doomed

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  7. yes, apparently Roseau to vanard road there's no one living there, no vehicles passing there. skipping there going to millet smfh. thanks to the cepal's of Morn Dor who try their very best in fulling the holes with ready mix which only last for a few days. 2016 WILL TELL.

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  8. So what about the roseau to vanana road this road is in a bad condition the cepal 's out of there god hearts has been filling the pot holes with ready mix but when it rains it gets back the same way ,you mean to tell me them ministry ppl didn't pass up there to go millet or they pass through bexon for god sakes there are school children going through that road that the road to the famous roseau dam so pissed at your'll because your'll wear a Lil heel that doesn't make your'll any better than us don't worry waiting for your'll for elections bunch of fools

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  9. So what about the roseau to vanana road this road is in a bad condition the cepal ' out of there god hearts has been filling the pot holes with ready mix but when it rains it gets back the same way you mean to tell me them ministry ppl didn't pass up there to go millet or they pass through be on for god sakes there are school children going through that road that the road to the famous roseau dam so pissed at your'll because your'll wear a Lil heel that doesn't make your'll any better than us don't worry waiting for your'll for elections bunch of fools

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