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Friday, Oct 30, 2020

$105K earmarked for bush cutting | 32 contracts to be issued shortly, says Premier

$105K earmarked for bush cutting | 32 contracts to be issued shortly, says Premier

Retirees in the British Virgin Islands will soon find additional employment as Premier Andrew Fahie has announced plans to continue with the government’s bush-cutting programme.
Responding to questions in the House of Assembly recently, the Premier said funds have already been earmarked for the undertaking.

“The record will show that $105,000 was allocated in the 2019 budget for the programme commonly referred to as ‘bush-cutting’ for retirees,” Premier Fahie said.

He continued: “To date, the responsible ministry - the Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities - has reported that there has been no expenditure against that. However, I am being informed that 32 contracts should be issued shortly in all the districts.”

Premier Fahie said three contracts will be issued in the First Electoral District, nine contracts in the Second District, four in the Third Electoral District, one in the Fourth District and seven contracts in the Fifth District.

He further said three contracts will be issued in the Sixth Electoral District, two in the Seventh, one in the Eighth and another two contracts in the Ninth District.
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