Preliminary conceptual designs for a new West End port facility will be presented to the public this week.
Officials will produce these designs at a public meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the West End Ferry Terminal. The meeting will be held at 7 pm at the Leonora Deville Primary School on Tuesday, April 2.
“The meeting is to ultimately construct a new modern passenger and light cargo port at West End with the input of the community as we strive to be inclusive in all of our endeavours,” said Premier Andrew Fahie who is also representative of the First District where the port facility is located
He further said the meeting is in keeping with his government’s agenda to ‘provide resilient infrastructure by carrying out a complete review of the current sea transportation system, including all ports of entry’.
The West End port is said to be a strong revenue-earner for the territory as it relates to facilitating public ferries between Tortola and the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands
It has been closed to the public since the September 2017 disasters and has only been accepting private maritime traffic.
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