Work will begin soon on the construction of a new Police Station in La Plaine.
The contractual agreement for the $3.2-million dollar was signed on Monday during a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance.
Contractors AK Henderson Ltd. has 47 weeks to complete the two-story building which will include a Magistrates Court and Inspectors Quarters.
“The new Police Station and Magistrates Court at La Plaine is a major piece of infrastructural development and an important facility for the wider community,” Minister of National Security, Charles Savarin, said. “Apart from the jobs which its construction will create, it will provide comfortable accommodation for the strong police presence and increased level of security in the community of La Plaine and the surrounding areas served by the La Plaine Police Station.”
Earlier this year, a $3.6-million dollar police station was opened in Grand Bay.
Last year the Marigot Police Station was refurbished at a cost of $274,000.
Work is currently ongoing on the $2.7-million police station in Calibishie.
“The construction of these facilities is a clear testament that this Government led by the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit is committed to providing the police with the facilities they need to carry out their functions and ensuring the safety and security of all our people, residents and visitors alike,” Savarin said.
The La Plaine Police Station was designed by Roderick Royer and Hakim Dangleben of the Ministry of Public Works.