The government has accepted an offer from architectural firm OBM International (OBMI) to do work on the West End Ferry Terminal, as well as a warehouse at the cargo facility in Port Purcell.
The two structures each ,sustained extensive damage during the September 2017 hurricanes and requires complete rebuilding.
While noting that OBMI has been doing business in the territory for half-a-century, the architectural firm said it was happy to offer its professional services at no charge to government.
“We would like to actively participate in the rebuilding of our territory. We are proud to donate our time and resources of staff across offices to work on these key projects that will be instrumental in moving our community forward,” said Managing Director of OBMI BVI, Marvin Flax Jr.
OBMI Chairman, Tim Peck said a cross-section of international architects will be also be working on the two state-owned facilities.
Meanwhile, Acting Managing Director of BVI Ports Authority, Alfred Henley said with OBMI donating its services, now is the opportune time for the ports authority to modernise its facilities.
“We cannot thank the company enough, and I am looking forward to their designs,” Henley added.
Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the architectural company is one of several private organisations that he has held talks with to support BVI recovery.
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