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Peak season rush | 9 awarded debris clearance contracts

RDA Temporary Project Manager, Craig Owen, witnesses the signing of a Special Debris Work Clearance Contract. (Photo provided)

Nine contractors were recently awarded 13 debris clearance contracts as part of a ‘Special Debris Clearance Project’ to begin in the British Virgin Islands.

The project is to have the islands of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke finally free of any hurricane debris within four weeks.

Project administrators, the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), said the project will cost an approximate total of $560,000.

Project expenses will include the cost to secure equipment, labour, processing of debris, and a community information programme to be undergone throughout August.

The project is aimed at clearing the ‘high risk’ areas of any debris that could be used as projectiles. Authorities are hoping to clear these areas before the peak of the 2018 hurricane season.

Some 22 contractors entered bids for the project and nine were successful. Contractors were selected based on technical quality submission and cost, the RDA said.

Contractors

The contract to collect debris in Sea Cow’s Bay, Carrot Bay and West End was awarded to Denco Limited.

Brian Maduro received the contracts to collect debris in Huntum’s Ghut, Lower Estate, Brandywine Bay, Fat Hog’s Bay, Long Look, Little Dix Hill, Greenland, Parham Town, East End and Road Town.

Ricky’s 24-Hour Trucking is tasked with clearing the debris in Fahie Hill, Sage Mountain and Cane Garden Bay.

ENS Excavation & Trucking won the bid to collect debris in Free Bottom, Baugher’s Bay and Belle Vue. The company will also deal with unloading the Pockwood Pond Incinerator truck.

LMJ’s Backhoe and Trucking Services got the contract to handle East End Debris Management Hub clean up while D&B Heavy Equipment Services, were contracted to clean up Cane Garden Bay.

Kim Kay’s Trucking Services Limited received a contract to collect debris in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, and Ever-Ready Trucking LTD will take on the cleanup of Little Harbour on Jost Van Dyke.

The final contract was awarded to Sandwise Limited for the clean-up of the Jost Van Dyke Debris Management Hub.

Bins placed at strategic locations for residents 

Notably, each contractor will be tasked with collecting and properly disposing the debris at Cox Heath on Tortola. However, 24 large bins will be placed in strategic locations around various communities to facilitate residents in disposing of their debris in and around their homes.

The cleanup project is a collaboration with the RDA, the Ministry of Health and Social Development, and the Department of Waste Management.

The RDA said additional funding is expected to address debris clearance on Anegada and Virgin Gorda.

The RDA said further interested persons can visit their website at www.bvirecovery.vg and on the RDA Facebook Page www.facebook.com/RDABVI for more information on upcoming projects.

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14 Comments

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  1. Good says:

    How they said locals won’t benefit from the Agency? I’m sure they won’t be paid unless the work is carried out as agreed.

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  2. Oscar d Grouch says:

    Free Bottom needs it’s own incinerator lol. The amount of solid waste that is placed there it’s a shame.

  3. JOHN 3:16 says:

    THE WHOLE 6TH DISTRICT NEED CLEANING UP AND GETTING RID OF ALL THAT GARBAGE INCLUDING THE REP WITH THE BAG

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  4. Rubber Duck says:

    Looks like no one got the north west side then.

  5. Gordaguy2 says:

    what about Virgin Gorda?

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  6. Where's our rep. says:

    So wait a minute, long trench doesn’t need cleaning up too??kmt

  7. GG says:

    Yes, What about Virgin Gorda? or is it really One British Virgin ISLAND?

    The debris on Government buildings is still clanging over here.

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  8. Brad Boynes says:

    What should have been done ten months ago is now bengaged rushed to be done in four weeks for the tourist dollar. Shame. Clean the darn country for us who live and reside here first.

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  9. shame shame says:

    WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WAS BROKE EVERYBODY WORKED THEIR ASSES OFF….NOW THEY GOT MONEY ONLY A FEW CONTRACTORS WORKING

  10. Proud says:

    Glad to see a wide range of contractors bidding and being selected, rather than the hogging of major works that usually goes on. This is how it should always be.

  11. Concern Citizen says:

    They only mentioned bid to clean Belle Vue area. What about Butu Mountain, Long Trench and surrounding areas. Its seems that these areas do not have people live and occupy their residence.

    • bviabe says:

      Too many potential missiles buried in bush above Long Look to locate & remove in four weeks – bins for those in full view should have been positioned months ago.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Too many potential missiles buried in bush above Long Look to locate & remove in four weeks – bins for those in full view should have been positioned months ago.

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