The Ministry of Works and Housing is reporting smooth flow in preparations for the upcoming Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building Project.
This, after parts of two new multi-million dollar crushers arrived on island on Sunday.
In a press release, the Director of Works and Housing, Lucine Hanley said five (5) of a total of fifteen containers containing parts of two new Crushers were transported from the Antigua Port Authority to the Burma and Bendals Quarries.
The additional ten (10) containers will arrive in Antigua and Barbuda on October 5.
Approximately 48 miles of roads will be rehabilitated as part of the major road project with redevelopment earmarked for Friars Hill Road, Anchorage Road, a part of the Airport road, Factory Road, Herbert’s main Road, parts of Valley Road, as well as Old Parham road leading to English Harbour. A new road connecting Old Road and Falmouth will also be constructed.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he is delighted to be part of the team receiving several pieces of equipment which include: six concrete trucks, and parts of two new crushers that will be utilized by the Ministry.
The Prime Minister described the over 30 million dollars project as a long term investment to improve the Ministry’s productive capacity to improve and expand the existing road network.
“We intend to sell about 51 percent in shares through a crowed investment product in which Antiguans and Barbudans can buy into the aggregate production facility,” he said.
Minister of Works and Housing, Eustace “Teco” Lake said he was pleased to enter into a new stage in the project adding that he is looking forward to its completion.