Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves yesterday paid a visit to the $620-million-dollar Port Modernisation Project where he engaged with several of the senior personnel engaged in the construction of the facility. He was accompanied by Minister of Urban Development Bernarva Browne and participants from the Women in Construction
project initiated by Aecon, the construction company on the project.
The contingent visited the three-story administrative building which will comprise offices for Customs, Immigration, Financial services and canteens.
The Prime Minister was also introduced to personnel on site who were retained from the Youth Empowerment Service (YES), and the Support for Education and Training (SET) programmes.
Aecon’s Women in Construction Project aims at encouraging young women in Secondary Schools, students at the Technical and
Vocational Centres and graduates of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College to pursue careers in construction
and offers internships to these people.
The Port modernization Project is expected to be completed by May 2025. It is the second largest capital project to be undertaken in this country (API).