Le Repentir roads contract retendered

The contract for the repair of Le Repentir cemetery’s internal access roads has been retendered.

An invitation to bid for the contract was advertised in yesterday’s newspapers and states that bids will be opened at 9am on August 19. Bids for the project, part of a two-lot tender, were first opened on July 8. It is unclear which lot this project fell under but the two projects were estimated at $61.2 million and $9 million respectively.

The Ministry of Local Government has said that $100 million of the $500 million set aside for the clean-up programme for the city this year is expected to be expended on cleaning up Le Repentir cemetery.

The work on the cemetery, which stretches from St Stephen Street all the way to Princes Street, will entail clearing vegetation, cleaning of the internal drains and repairing the damage to the roads within the cemetery.

Minister of Local Government Norman Whittaker has stated that works will commence this month and should be completed by December.

Meantime, the ministry also advertised the retender of two other projects. The projects are the extension of the Mabaruma Market Tarmac in Region 1 and the procurement of one radio system with accessories. The bids for these projects will also be opened at 9am on August 19th 2014.

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