PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport has successfully secured consultancy services for the Feeder and Agricultural Roads Project (FAARP II).
The project is intended to examine 38 km of feeder and agricultural roads, primarily located in the island’s south east districts of Vieux Fort, Dennery, Micoud and Gros Islet, that the government is desirous of rehabilitating.
The contract for consultancy services for a technical-economic feasibility study and a detailed engineering design and environmental impact assessment, was signed on July 7, following an international competitive bidding process which commenced in December 2014.
The successful bidder is the consortium of NARCO Engineering Consultants and FDL Consults Inc. The contract is valued at EC$1,418,237.50 inclusive of VAT. The consultancy will be entirely funded via a grant received from KAFED.
The Ministry of Infrastructure is particularly excited about this development as it recognizes the important link that exists between good faming roads, high yields and quality agricultural produce.
The ministry recalls that the FAARP I, which was completed in 2012, brought tremendous relief to the farming community.
The consortium was represented by Mr. Gilbert Fontenard of FDL Consults Inc. The consultants have 46 weeks to submit a report.