Bids in for major Buxton project

Bids for Lot Two of the excavation of drains and canals, the construction of an access dam and building of hydraulic structures at Buxton, East Coast Demerara, were opened yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). The project is estimated to cost $149.9M, according to the engineer’s estimate.

Yesterday’s opening also saw the Ministry of Education receiving bids for the rehabilitation of Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School phase one which has been estimated at $99.8M
The companies and their bids are as follows;….

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