Long Island Infrastructure Get a Boost

Tuesday 13th, March 2012 / 01:45 Published by
Morrisville Primary School Students - Long Island Bahamas

Students of Morrisville Primary School give a selection during the contract signing ceremony for repairs to the dock and construction of public toilets in Clarence Town, Long Island. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)

CLARENCE TOWN, Long Island – The Bahamas Government has signed contracts for repairs to the dock and construction of public toilets in Clarence Town, Long Island.

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister the Hon Lawrence Cartwright said the upgrades and bathroom facilities are much needed for this major seaport.

Tourists who grace the island’s beautiful shores and residents would benefit from the infrastructure boost, Minister Cartwright said.

The $59,340 contract for the dock includes repairs to the deck, concrete stairway and the wooden dock. The contract for $82,512.50 will provide toilet facilities for males and females.

Pictured signing contracts for repairs to the dock and construction of public toilets in Clarence Town, Long Island from left is Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon Neko Grant, Laurin Knowles, contractor and the Hon Lawrence Cartwright MP for Long Island. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)

It makes provision for a septic tank, soak-away and a well for groundwater supply, and a pressure tank and pump. Both contracts were awarded to Laurin Knowles and Sons Construction.

Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon Neko Grant headed a delegation to the island during a weekend visit to sign the contracts.

He was joined by Education Minister the Hon Desmond Bannister; Minister of State for Social Development the Hon Loretta Butler-Turner; permanent secretary Colin Higgs; director John Canton and engineer Robert Mouzas.

A ceremony was held at the dockside in Clarence to mark the occasion. Witnessing the event was administrator Jordan Ritchie, chief councillor Ian Knowles and other Local Government representatives, residents and students of Morrisville Primary School.

Minister Grant said he expects the projects to be of quality work, completed on time and within budget.

By: Kathryn Campbell
Bahamas Information Services

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