Saturday 24 August, 2019

$271K per day to lease new ferry

It will cost Government around $35,500 euros (around $271,014 TT) per day to lease Maltese ferry the Jean de la Valette. 

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the revelation in response to a question from Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee during the Prime Minister's Questions during Monday's sitting of the Parliament. 

Meanwhile, responding to another question from the Pointe-a-Pierre MP on the estimated cost of dredging the Port to accommodate the vessel, Rowley indicated that engineering works were currently underway.

Government has leased the vessel for a period of a year with the option to renew for six months as a medium-term measure to ensure uninterrupted service on the inter-island sea bridge.

The vessel is on its way to Trinidad and is expected to arrive in the country by the end of May.

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