The contract for “lot two” of the Roseau Cathedral roof repair works has been signed, facilitating the commencement of work on that project.
The signing took place at the Bishop’s House on Wednesday between the Diocese of Roseau represented by Bishop Gabriel Malzaire and Dave Jacob Managing Director of Green Engineering.
The removal of asbestos-containing roof tiles aspect of the project is being carried out during the summer break and is expected to end on July 31, 2012.
Bishop Malzaire has expressed concern about funding for the overall Cathedral Project, estimated to cost some EC$8 million.
To date fund raising efforts have reportedly yielded only $3.6 million of that amount.
“We now have used EC$2.8 million of what we have and the work has just begun so it means that the process of fund raising has to continue,” the Bishop said.
Editor’s note: A spokesperson for the project has explained that the figure of $2.8-million is the balance of funds available now, not the amount used.