JIS News

A sum of $657 million has been allocated to the Bogue Road Rehabilitation Project in the Ministry of Transport and Works, to carry out its activities for the 2009/2010 fiscal year.
As outlined in the Estimates of Expenditure, the allocation will go towards enhancing productivity. This will be done by reducing the economic loss to the country caused by traffic jams, the high fuel consumption due to congestion, and also vehicle operating costs due to poor ride quality.
Targets achieved by the project up to March 2009 include: designs for the works completed; civil works contract signed; supervision consultancy procured; and contractor mobilised.
It is expected that for this fiscal year land acquisitions will be completed; boundary fences will be constructed; and 30 per cent of civil works will be concluded.
The project, which commenced in March 2008, is being funded by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development, and is set for completion in July 2010.

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