Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations
The Government of the Virgin Islands, through the Ministry of Communications and Works, is continuing rehabilitation works to repair damage caused to the Territory's roads in 2010 as a result of Tropical Storm Otto.
Government today signed a contract for the construction of two major retaining walls and slope stabilisation at Nottingham Estate.
The contract was awarded to the joint venture company of G-Unit, owned by local contractor Mr. Gregory Hodge, along with Mr. Junior Mathias, also a local contractor.
Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark Vanterpool expressed satisfaction for the continued works taking place to repair damages around the Territory.
Honourable Vanterpool said, “I am very happy to note, that we continue to use local contractors to execute these works, and I am even more pleased to see that our local contractors are teaming up to undertake these infrastructural development projects. This speaks volumes, for your commitment to work with the Government and own a stake in the development of our Virgin Islands”.
Contractor Mr. Gregory Hodge thanked the Government for awarding them the contract. He also encouraged joint ventures among local contractors.
The Nottingham Estate project is valued at $669,022.02. This is the eighth contract executed under the Infrastructure Rehabilitation Loan Programme funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) which approved $15,670,000.00 in March 2013 in order to carry out rehabilitation works of this nature.
To date, work has been executed for engineering consultancy planning regulations and construction works amounting to $6,120,047.47