One local company will be paid more than three hundred thousand dollars for its part in extinguishing the massive fire that flared up at the Cox Health dump in Pockwood Pond back in May.
During a Cabinet meeting on November 8, the Department of Waste Management was allotted $813,081.87 to implement its medium-term debris clearance plan.
Out of that amount, $336,500.00, will go to Tortola Concrete Products to help out the blaze which took months to extinguish.
The payment is also covered costs for services the company provided for ‘maintenance of the site’ for the period of January 1 to May 9, this year.
There was no reported tendering process for the jobs.
In the meantime, another set of funds are also being allocated to the Department of Waste Management to procure new equipment to properly deliver and dispose of waste at the Pockwood Pond based-site.
Cabinet approved funds of $682,548 for the equipment purchase.
Cabinet waived the tendering process for procuring the equipment and gave the proverbial green light for the equipment to be sourced “through competitive shopping with the requisite approvals of Cabinet being sought prior to execution of purchase”.
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