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Work on North River, South River embankments to commence soon


The Government will soon begin work to protect the embankments of the North and South Rivers.

Through funding from the World Bank, the Government signed a contract on January 30, 2018 with the Joint Venture firm Franco Sea Operations Construction for the works in the North River at a cost of XCD1,620.036.27.

The Government also signed a contract on February 1, 2018 with Franco Sea Operations Construction for the works in the South River at a cost of XCD 635,973.71.

The works shall involve the laying of gabion mattresses, the erection of gabion basket walls, the underpinning of buildings and the expansion of a culvert. In North River, the works will be executed from the river mouth on Bay Street to the culvert adjacent to the Singer Warehouse in Block 2000, Old Montrose. In the South River, the works will run from the bridge on Halifax Street upriver to the Paul Over turn-off on Murray’s Village Road.

Both projects are being implemented by the Economic Planning and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development and Information Technology, through the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (RDVRP).