BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Tremendous progress to roll out and complete capital projects over the past three years was accomplished by Minister of Public Infrastructure, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd.
While updating the nation on matters of national interest, at his Aug.30 press conference, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris lauded his administration and Liburd for the progress over the past three years and made clear there is much more on stream to come.
Prime Minister Harris said that he is pleased by the number of capital projects that are currently in progress such as the significant capital expenditure being undertaken at the RL Bradshaw International Airport with some EC$21.5 million being spent on the Alpha taxiway and apron.
“Some of this work is being done by a local contractor CONTEC,” Dr. Harris said, “an additional US$7.3 million has been set aside for resurfacing the Bravo and Charlie taxiways, which will commence upon completion of the Alpha taxiway.
He congratulated Liburd, for the progress on the island main road resurfacing project thus far and announced an additional EC$14 million will be spent to pave community roads.
“Separate and apart from the EC$69 million island main road resurfacing project, as a further effort to create more beautiful and better communities my government has mobilized EC$14 million to begin paving of community roads. This will start before Independence,” Dr. Harris said.
The Honourable Ian Patches Liburd added that all of the projects are being done on schedule and the progress and roll them out can be clearly seen. He said it is a deliberate effort to have local contractors be a major part of the road resurfacing project.
“It is important to note that we have deliberately insisted that local contractors be hired on the island main road project,” Liburd said. “The island main road project is progressing as schedule and it is anticipated to be completed by June or July of next year.”