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Contractors will begin rehabilitation of twenty-five (25) roads in region 10, some from as
early as today (Saturday). A combined total of $800 million have been budgeted for
On Friday, Minister Bishop Juan Edghill held a meeting with the
contractors who would be undertaking those projects, before making several site visits
to meet with residents and speak with them about the upcoming works.
The Minister’s first stop was at Block 22 Wismar, Linden.
“Now we have a $25 million contract that will begin on Monday, it would
take about two weeks. Where the region would have ended their work, the
region’s piece will connect to the Ministry of Public Works piece, and this
long overdue fixing would have been done.” Road rehabilitation in this area would benefit both residents from Block 22 and from Wisroc as well.
Contractor, Morris Jeffery Enterprise will be undertaking the Block 22 project.
Minister Egdhill and a team, including Ministry of Public Works Engineer, Dwayne
Roland and Regional Executive Officer, Dwight John, visited a number of communities
where rehabilitation works are slated to begin.
During his visit to Canvas City Back Road, Minister Edghill said he is well aware that
rehabilitating these 25 roads would not alleviate all those communities’ issues, however,
he noted it’s a start and that much more development is planned for the future.
Minister Edghill has urged residents to endure the temporary inconvenience, for the
ultimate development of their own communities. He has also urged the contractors to
work quickly, to put out quality work, and to also employ persons from those
communities on the various road projects. “We want full cooperation of the residents.”
Construction and rehabilitation of the Canvas City Back Road will be undertaken by JK
Enterprise Inc. at a cost of $13.9 Million, and rehabilitation of Bonus Street, Amelia’s
Ward will be undertaken by Legalize Trucking & Contracting Service at a cost of $42.9
Million, while another Amelia’s Ward Street, City Gates, will cost $48 million and will be
undertaken by Deodat Sewkumar Charran Construction.
Among the areas covered on the List of 25, in this first road rehabilitation schedule are:
Christiansburg, Wismar, Wisroc, Kara Kara, Lower Kara Kara, and Mackenzie
Rehabilitation of internal roads in Kwakwani to the tune of $157 million is also slated to
start soon by D&R Construction & Machinery Rental.