The Andrew Fahie-led administration is seeking to purchase a new asphalt plant.
Speaking with BVI News on Tuesday, Works Minister and Deputy Premier Kye Rymer said the process has already started.
“We know that it is something that is necessary and we are working out the details as we speak,” Rymer said.
He continued: “The government always owned and asphalt plant so we are just in the process of replacing it. The benefit would be the government would be able to do the repairs in a more efficient manner.”
The Works Minister, in the meantime, has opted to remain tight-lipped about details of the ongoing deal.
“I cannot disclose it because we are still in the process of getting the quotations and so forth,” he said in response to further inquiries relating to the matter.
Rymer first mentioned the looming purchase during the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of The Fourth House of Assembly last month.
At the time, Rymer said the government was seeking to purchase an asphalt plant that is environmentally-friendly.
Notably, the government-owned asphalt plant in Fish Bay sustained considerable damage from the 2017 hurricanes. It is no longer functional.
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