British Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

Gov’t inks contract for asphalt works across six road projects

Gov’t inks contract for asphalt works across six road projects

The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has signed a contract for the supply of Asphaltic Concrete Works across six road project sites on Tortola.

This is according to a release from the Government Information Service (GIS) which states that the project is in collaboration with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and Tortola Paving Ltd. for the sum of $390,857.50.

According to the release, the figure will allow for the supply and installation of asphalt at Little Dix Hill, Hope Hill to Sabbath Hill, Bob’s Gas Station, Great Mountain I, (Upper), Great Mountain II (Lower) and Ballast Bay slope stabilization and road rehabilitation project sites.

Minister of Work, transportation and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) at the contract signing said, “The vision for the road network throughout the Territory is to have first-class roads. Within the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, we are working to see that come to fruition. We are working in tandem with the RDA and we are proud to have arrived at this phase to completion.”

Representatives of Tortola Paving Ltd, Directors Ms. Kimberly Ritter and Mr. Ashley Ritter; Acting CEO Recovery and Development Agency, Mr. Anthony S. McMaster at the contract signing.


Extensive roadworks planned


The release noted, “The project will complete the extensive road works executed at those sites by local contractors, who have completed critical slope stabilisation and road rehabilitation works to include subsurface works, retaining infrastructure and concrete works.”

Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Recovery and Development Agency, Mr. Anthony S. McMaster expressed his pleasure in signing the contract to allow the works to progress to completion.

“I would like to thank Tortola Paving Ltd. for winning this contract and having the opportunity to work with the RDA to complete these works,” Mr. McMaster said.

According to information, the project was tendered through the RDA’s National Competitive Bidding process acting on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities with Funding provided through the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean Development Bank Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan.

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