Sunday 15 December, 2019

Tenders go out for work on Point Fortin highway

Tenders have gone out for four additional packages of work on the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension.

Speaking at Thursday’s Post Cabinet media briefing, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan dispelled rumours that work on the highway project has not been restarted.

Within the next month, an additional five packages are to be offered on tender which will bring the segment of road from Gulf City Mall to Dunlop Roundabout in Point Fortin.

That section of the road will be completed in an estimated timeframe of two years, he said.  

The continuation of the highway will be funded using money recovered by government from the standby letters of credit in the litigation involving OAS Construtora.

Meanwhile, the upgrade of the Moruga Road Rehabilitation Project was also approved – a major project which Sinanan assured will be started shortly.

The project includes repairs on 22 landslips, 22 culvert crossings, 4 new bridges and repaving of the entire road where required.

Sinanan said the projects have been packaged in a way that local contractors are able to take full advantage of the opportunities.

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