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  • This financial year, the National Works Agency (NWA) will focus on delivering its projects on time, within budget and at acceptable quality.
  • This assurance was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan.
  • Mr. Azan noted that the agency will also focus on building on internal strengths and reducing weaknesses.

During the 2014/2015 financial year, the National Works Agency (NWA) will focus on delivering its projects on time, within budget and at acceptable quality.

This assurance was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives this week.

Mr. Azan noted that the agency will also focus on building on internal strengths and reducing weaknesses.

He said the NWA will continue to engage in a productive and meaningful tripartite partnership with the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF) and the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing to deliver maintenance solutions across the entire main road network.

“We remain cognizant of the tight fiscal environment. In this time, hard choices have to be made. The Government has made it. Notwithstanding, the agency will be operating a conservative budget, which will result in reduced operational activity primarily in our traffic management investment; ability to effect clearance of roadway after inclement weather conditions; and the routine and periodic maintenance portfolio,” the State Minister said.

Formerly the Public Works Department, the National Works Agency was established on April 1, 2001 under the Public Sector Modernization Programme (PSMP).

The agency is responsible for the management of the island’s public works infrastructure.