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Prime minister ‘pleased with pace’ of 2018 capital projects
From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The implementation of the government’s capital projects in 2018 is continuing to roll out at a significance pace.
Currently, construction work is ongoing on the new Tabernacle Health Centre following its official ground-blessing ceremony in January. Work is also continuing on the Coast Guard Unit base at Bird Rock, and now employees of the Public Works Department (PWD) are progressing with work on the rehabilitation of the former mechanic shop at the St. Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Corporation (SSMC) compound.
Once completed, the PWD’s Vehicle Maintenance Division will be relocated at the SSMC compound, paving the way for the start of construction on the East Line Bus Terminal at the division’s present location on Wellington Road.
During an April 5 tour of the work being done at the SSMC compound, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, who is also the minister of finance, recorded his satisfaction with the pace at which the capital projects for St. Kitts and Nevis, as outlined in the 2018 budget address, are being implemented.
“For 2018, the government budgeted and provided more than EC$145 million to be expended on public infrastructure,” Harris said. “That includes the new compound for the Public Works [Department], the construction and completion of the East Bus Terminal, the resurfacing project for the island main road, and, of course, the infrastructural works to take place at Old Road.”
The prime minister said the 2018 figure represents the largest sum ever budgeted for capital expenditure in St. Kitts and Nevis, and noted that it is imperative that these projects are realized “for the benefit of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
On April 5, the Public Works Department hosted a landmark ceremony for the official contract signing with small contractors for special capital road projects, which will include the rehabilitation of the island main roads.
In this regard, Harris said “the government then is delivering, delivering for all the people of St. Kitts and Nevis as we committed to do and we will continue on that vein, and we want to thank the people for their support and for their wise decision in giving the Team Unity government an opportunity to serve.”
SAINT KITTS & NEVIS: Prime minister ‘pleased with pace’ of 2018 capital projects
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