China firm to build bridge in Bahamas
(Jamaica Observer) One of the world’s leading contractors, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), has signed an agreement with the government of the Bahamas to build a new port in North Abaco. Along with the construction of the port, CHEC has also been contracted to build a bridge, which will link Bahamian islands, North Abaco and Little Abaco.
At a press conference on October 21, at the Ministry of Finance, the government announced that it had signed a $40 million contract with CHEC, which will be funded by the EXIM Bank of China. The bridge is expected to be completed in February 2013 and the port in November 2013.