A permanent ferry terminal in West End is projected to be reconstructed within 15 months of government securing a consultant for the job.
Government said it is currently in the process of procuring consultancy services for the ‘design and supervision’ of the terminal.
Interested eligible persons are being asked to submit what government described as ‘Expressions of Interest’ to provide these consultancy services.
Government said expressions of interest must be submitted electronically to the Ministry of Finance (via [email protected]). It said a copy must also be submitted to the Caribbean Development Bank ([email protected]), adding that all submissions must be sent no later than midday on Thursday, June 7.
The $65 million loan from the aforementioned bank is funding the project.
News that government is seeking consultants to design the West End terminal comes months after architectural firm OBM International offered to design the West End Ferry Terminal for free. At the time, government had accepted the offer.
In the meantime, Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has been promising to erect a semi-permanent terminal at the West End location since December 2017.
In March 2018, the minister made fresh promises to have the semi-permanent structure erected by late-April or early-May. However, the structure is yet to be erected.
The original West End terminal was destroyed during the September 2017 hurricanes and Customs and Immigration officers based at the location have been operating under a tent since around that time.
Government recently completed repairs and renovation work to the ferry terminal in Road Town. That terminal had also been damaged during the hurricanes.
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