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On time, on budget! Premier lauds local contractors

Premeir Andrew Fahie

Having decided to prioritise local contractors for government projects, Premier Andrew Fahie said he is pleased with the decision as the locals have so far avoided project overruns.

“I’m pleased that our local contractors are successfully and competitively bidding on contracts. So far, they have been delivering successfully, on time and within budget and this must be applauded. All they needed was an opportunity,” Premier Fahie said.

He added that since the week of May 7, 2020, when the COVID-19 curfew was first declared in the BVI, the Ministry of Finance and the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) signed several contracts with local companies as a means of boosting the economy.

“So the construction industry in the BVI is doing extremely well because of the conscious decision made by this government to focus on that area and get it going,” Premier Fahie added.

The Fahie administration has been advocating for local contractors since the start of its term. To show this support, the administration revised the original Recovery & Development Plan that was approved after the 2017 hurricanes devastated the BVI.

Among other things, the revised plan makes more contracts available to locals.

Since then, the RDA has announced that 90 per cent of its contracts have been awarded to locals.

The combined value of these contracts is more than $20 million.

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  1. Lol says:

    That is good
    But is not locals doing the work is the expats constructing these buildings
    So you need to stop being sarcastic
    And besides you paying the contractors more than what the fee is I guess that’s how you thief tax payers money

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  2. Great Mountain Road.... says:

    Funny interpretation of on time and on budget….

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  3. What? says:

    “So the construction industry in the BVI is doing extremely well because of the conscious decision made by this government to focus on that area and get it going,” Premier Fahie added.

    So he is touting the work of the RDA and projects already in progress under the NDP as good? I hope someone plays the tape of him bashing NDP and RDA every chance he got. Wow.

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  4. Fat Albert says:

    Here this trickster. So local contractors never used to work on projects before he was Premier. Get from here with that nonsense dude. You are trying to get points from the 65 million dollar loan that the previous government arranged. You ha ent done nothing to help nobody

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  5. As the Turkish say says:

    VY, VY, VY AKA WELL, WELL, WELL. FINE BUT, THE PEOPLE STILL WANT YOU TO GIVE UP THE FINANCIAL PORTFOLIO AND STEP DOWN. HE HAS LOST CREDIBILITY AND TRUST FROM THE PEOPLE. VY, VY, VY.

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  6. YOUTH says:

    Kudos to our people

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  7. deceiver says:

    Fat Albert think that people stupid. He is busy taking praise for the work of the previous government.

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  8. @Fat albert says:

    U keep playing

  9. Rubber Duck says:

    If true , very good.

  10. WEW says:

    On budget & on time ! No mention of the quality of work.

  11. James says:

    The COI should have a good look at these facts.

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