Good Afternoon everyone, The month of October has been a remarkable month of many milestones for our beautiful Virgin Islands. The Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities has embarked on a journey to commence many initiatives to improve the quality of life in our beloved Territory.
Topic: Public Service Transformation, Public Works, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 4:51pm
Mister Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to provide an update on my Ministry. Over the past months I have provided updates as they relate to physical projects, but today I want to speak on the ministry’s legislation and policy framework which is currently afoot and will improve the operational efficiency of my Ministry.
Residents at Long Bush, Lower Estate and Huntum’s Ghut on Tortola are notified that there will be disruption to their water supply as works have begun on the improvement of the Water Distribution Network at the reservoir in Long Bush.
Topic: Nature Conservation, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:04pm
Mr. Speaker, our tourism sector relies on the presence of pristine waters which sustains our ability to recreate and to provide fish, which forms part of our food security framework. Crystal clear waters allow for our reefs to thrive, as countless residents and visitors enjoy the same. However, Mr. Speaker, our coastal waters, more than ever, requires continued attention and focus. The prevalence of various diseases impacting reefs, storm water runoff which may carry large amounts of sediment from the land and the discharge of pollutants into the waters threaten the survivability of reefs and other marine ecosystems that support our livelihoods and lives. Sometimes, individuals may feel helpless in their ability to positively contribute to the protection of our coastal resources.
Topic: Roads, Transportation and Traffic, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 - 11:41am
Mister Speaker, when I last updated this honorable house, I mentioned that the first shipment of the new Ultrasonic meters for distribution to customers had arrived and was in the possession of the Water and Sewerage Department. The Department is now in the final stage of preparations to commence installation within the coming week. The Department currently has a waiting list of customers who have paid all fees and is awaiting connection; these customers will be given priority. I take this opportunity to thank them for their patience and to apologize for the inconvenience that was caused by this delay.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: lstevens
Monday, 11 May 2020 - 8:27am
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer and the Managing Directors of Autland Heavy Equipment Limited are featured on May 7 as they signed contracts for works to begin on the construction of new reservoirs, retaining walls and metering at Zion Hill and Carrot Bay.