The rehabilitation of the Leguan Ferry Stelling, Region Three is estimated to cost some $455.3 Million according to an engineer’s estimate, which was presented to the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) yesterday, at the opening of bids.
The project saw 10 local engineering and construction companies bid to carry out rehabilitation works. The bids were opened under the Transport and Harbours Department.
Stabroek News had visited the Leguan Stelling early last year and drivers and other persons who use the facility likened it to a death trap. Numerous piles that were intended to support the stelling were rotting and almost falling off, while various other parts were in a deplorable condition.
Users of the stelling in a July 2017, Stabroek News report had expressed fears of the stelling collapsing because of its deteriorating state.
Bids for the construction of the Port Kaituma Hospital Complex and completion works to the medical, administration, infectious diseases, generator and mortuary buildings, were also opened under the Ministry of Public Health.
The bids which were opened yesterday at NPTAB follow: