After being delayed by almost one year, the works to construct a permanent structure at the West End ferry terminal is set to commence in the coming months.
This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie
who made the announcement at a recently held community meeting.
He said all systems are ready for the long-awaited facility.
“Contract for design of a new and modern West End facility is now being worked on by the RDA and the CDB and contractors that have submitted bids are now being evaluated and a decision regarding the award will be made by the Caribbean Development Bank through the Recovery and Development Agency shortly.”
“By early March 2021 by the latest, the contract for the design of the new modern West End Soper’s Hole port facility will be signed. The bid for the construction will be a few months after; paving a way for construction of the new modern West End Soper’s Hole jetty to start by the first quarter of 2022,” the Premier detailed.
Prior to the COVID
-19 pandemic, Premier Fahie
had declared in August 2019 that the permanent port facility at the aforementioned location was set to commence the construction phase by the second quarter in 2020.
At the time of the first announcement, the Premier said the designs for the new facility was already underway. Designs commenced following public meetings which were held for residents in April 2019.