August start date for city clean-up – Whittaker

The $500 million city clean-up project will commence early August and the involvement of communities is being sought, acting Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker said last Friday.

At a news conference, Whittaker announced that 16 bids were received for the de-silting of the major canals, including those at Lamaha, Sussex, Irving, Church, Young and Princes streets.

He noted that the bids received are being assessed and that an award will be given within two weeks.

He also said 11 bids were received for both, the de-silting of drains and rehabilitation of internal roads within the Le Repentir Cemetery.

The minister noted that prisoners will assist during the clean-up, by de-bushing the cemetery. He further mentioned that the ministry has had discussions with the chairman of the beekeepers association about the honeybee hives located in the cemetery. “The view was expressed that this can pose a danger, not only to the workers,” he explained, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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