The government will be spending $4.2 million to rebuild the West End Ferry Terminal.
The funds will be taken from the $65 million government is borrowing from the Caribbean Development Bank for recovery.
Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull made the announcement in his constituency yesterday during a public meeting with Premier Dr D Orlando Smith and other government ministers.
The Smith-led administration did not announce a timeline when reconstruction of the terminal will commence.
No sign of promised temporary facility
Government members confirmed yesterday that a temporary facility will be erected at the now-destroyed terminal.
“That should be here within the next six to eight weeks to get Customs and Immigration from under the tents,” Turnbull said.
Customs and Immigration officers have been operating under tents at the West End location for several weeks now.
Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool had said two months ago that the temporary facility would have been erected within a few weeks of his statement.
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