$400M contract signed with 15 local contractors to upgrade roads

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Wednesday signed a $400 million contract with 15 contractors to upgrade roads in more than five regions.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan (centre) and CH&PA’s CEO, Lelon Saul flanked by the contractorsCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan and CH&PA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lelon Saul, were present at the signing. The contractors were called on to be committed to delivering quality products.“We will not tolerate unnecessary variation and poor quality work; we have a robust monitor and control mechanism. Likewise, it is expected that you will have your own monitoring and control mechanism for the delivery of quality products,” Saul is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying, adding that the project will have a positive impact on the country’s economy.Bulkan explained that the contracts would provide for the upgrading and consolidating of housing schemes.“This Administration has been engaged in the past three years with the task of consolidating the infrastructure within housing schemes that we inherited where the infrastructure was incomplete, where roads were not to the proper standards, the drains, the water supply, the electricity. In excess to $4 billion dollars to date has been expended in the consolidation exercise in existing housing scheme,” the DPI quoted the Minister as saying.Among the schemes that will benefit are those in Region Three – La Parfaite Harmonie, Belle West and Zeelugt Phase Two; Region Four – Herstelling, Farm Phase One, Good Hope Phase Two, and Section D Non-Pariel; and Tabatinga, Lethem, Region Nine.The work will commence as early as next month and is expected to be completed before the end of the last quarter.Some of the contracting companies listed on the project are XL Engineering, Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated, Eron Lall Civil Works, Bardon Construction Services and Guy America Construction Incorporated, among others.last_img read more