PRESS RELEASE – Infrastructure projects will be the focus of discussion when the House of Assembly convenes on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (tomorrow).
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, is expected to present a number of motions, seeking the authorization of Parliament to guarantee various sums for the resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads commissioned under the United Workers Party Administration, for which payments had already commenced.
These guarantees have become necessary because the projects undertaken were financed by loans which did not have parliamentary approval. The Alan Bousquet Highway Project, the East Coast Road Rehabilitation Project, the Bocage to Sunbuilt and Entrepot to Independence City Roads Rehabilitation Works, and the Anse Ger Desruisseaux Road Rehabilitation Works are among projects to be presented for belated guarantees.
Debate on the guarantees will also include roads and bridges to be constructed or to be constructed by the current administration. These include La Dig (Mocha) and Deville Bridge Reconstruction Projects, and the Park Estate Drainage Project.
The House of Assembly meeting commences at 10:00am and will be broadcast live on the National Television Network (NTN).