$1 billion in contracts signed for road works in Reg. 5

Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill

In the past two months, the government has advertised the rehabilitation of some 700 roads in Regions Four, Five, and Six, benefitting hundreds of contractors.

To date, 287 contracts have been signed in Region Six, with 201 contractors benefitting. Another 62 contracts were awarded to 61 contractors in Region Ten, with another signing scheduled for Thursday, November 9, in the region.

Added to this, some 222 contracts were awarded for the rehabilitation of roads along the East Coast Corridor with an additional 78 contracts to be signed, fulfilling the promise of completing 300 roads.

Minister Edghill noted that these projects will be executed simultaneously in keeping with President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s instruction “that in every single Region, the same thing is happening.”

The projects will be carried out in either rigid pavement concrete or traditional asphaltic concrete.

Meanwhile, Minister Edghill urged contractors to “give good diligence to quality” when executing works. To ensure this is achieved the ministry had dispatched its engineers to lend assistance to all contractors.

Contractors are also given two weeks to notify the ministry of any issues that will result in the delay of the project. (DPI)