Pinewood Member of Parliament Khaalis Rolle representing a constituency usually immensely impacted by large amounts rainfall says there are plans in place to ensure the area is adequately equipped to handle come what may during the Hurricane Season.
About a month into the hurricane season and while the country has been experiencing an unusual amount of downpour these past few weeks, Mr. Rolle says plans are underway.
“As part of all of the infrastructure work that we’re doing, we are completing the water man project and immediately after that we anticipate that the drainage project would start,” he said.
“Phase one would be making sure that there is a release valve at the Charles Saunders Highway are because that is where the major construction is so once they start there then they’ll make their way into pinewood to tie in all of the different corners to insure that the water is taken away from pinewood to the areas that are designated for holding.”
Mr. Rolle says his team is currently going through the planning process working in conjunction with the Ministry of Works.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis announced that contracts valued at more than $4 million were awarded for two major waste water master plans in New Providence.
“The Wastewater Master Plan for New Providence is completed. The design and bidding documents for sewerage works are prepared for tender,” he said.
“As well, the $41M Loan programme has been approved by Caribbean Development Bank to address water improvement works in the Family Islands of Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Long Island, San Salvador, and South Andros.”
He furthermore stated that construction had commenced for new water supplies in Pinewood, Coral Lakes and Boatswain areas during his budget communication last week.