December 7, 2012

Government signs $3.73 million contract for rehabilitation of GPS

The Government on Monday signed a $3.73 million contract with Innotech Services Ltd of Barbados for the rehabilitation of the Georgetown Primary School.{{more}}

The sub-project is part of the civil works activities under the Hurricane Tomas Emergency Recovery Project,

It will commence substantively in January 2013, and will involve the upgrade of the school to the hurricane shelter standards of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).

Construction will include a new washroom block, a new roof, a concrete-covered walkway, the installation of water tanks and renovations to existing buildings over a 36-month period.

Meanwhile, hurricane centre rehabilitative and retrofitting construction activities under the project are continuing at the Rillan Hill, Rose Bank, and Rose Hall community centres, and the Troumaca-Ontario Secondary School.

Other works currently underway include river defence in the Hopewell-Zenga River, rehabilitation of the Hopewell Road, and river defence strengthening works in the Teviot River, adjacent to the Levi Latham Health Centre.

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Hurricane Tomas Emergency Recovery Project (HTERP) was declared effective by the World Bank on May 04, 2011 and is being implemented over three years, ending December 31, 2013.

The HTERP is financed by a credit from the International Development Agency totalling US$5 million (EC$13.4 million). The objectives of the project are to support SVG’s efforts to rehabilitate damaged and vulnerable infrastructure caused by the passage of Hurricane Tomas in 2010, and to strengthen the ability to analyze location specific risks. The HTERP is being implemented by the Public Sector Investment Programme Management Unit of the Central Planning Division and will end on December 31, 2013.