National Authorizing Officer for the European Development Fund, Carleen Roberts has revealed that evaluation of a project for the rehabilitation of 10 feeder roads under the European Union (EU) Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) has been completed.
The project is expected to cost $20-million and the government is now awaiting its endorsement by the head of the EU delegation in Barbados for the award of contracts.
“As you would recall we have targeted 10 feeder roads to be rehabilitated using resources from the European Union under that Banana Accompanying Measures,” she explained. “Once we have gotten approval of the award of contracts we will notify the successful contractors accordingly and then you would have to have the contract signature by May 6, 2016. Soon thereafter we would hope to mobilize those contracts as soon as possible so that the actual works can begin on the ground for the rehabilitation of those roads.”
She explained that three lots have been identified for the 10 roads.
“In lot 1, we have the Syndicate Road and the Mero, Cuba, Salisbury feeder road,” she stated.
Lot 2 consists of the Middle Ridge Feeder Road in Calibishie, Bois Bellevue Feeder Road, and the Ti Grand Fond Feeder Road, among others.
“In lot number 3 we have two more roads, the Melville Hall Feeder Road, and the Colihaut Heights Feeder Road,” Roberts said.