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Temporary building arriving for West End ferry dock

The West End ferry dock was destroyed by the hurricane. (Facebook Photo)

The West End Ferry dock is expected to resume ferry-related operations in the next few weeks.

The dock will be opened for public transport operations by that time because of a temporary building that will be erected where the now-destroyed terminal was located.

Works Minister, Mark Vanterpool made the announcement during a community meeting in the First Electoral District this week.

“[The structure will be like] the one they put in Virgin Gorda for the school (Bregado Flax Education Centre/Primary Division). It’s a 4,000 square-foot building. It can go up very quickly in three days,” Vanterpool said.

A semi-permanent structure such as this one in will be erected at the West End ferry dock.

The minister said the structure will be used to accommodate persons arriving and departing at the dock; adding that officials will operate out of a separate container.

“We are hoping to bring it here for Christmas. I’m not sure yet. I doubt it will be, but we are working to get it here as quickly as possible.”

Vanterpool, in the meantime, noted that the structure will be a short-term arrangement.

“We are putting a permanent structure there but for the next two to three months or so, something temporary has to go there,” he reasoned.

The West End ferry terminal days after Hurricane Irma. (BVI News photo)

Photo by Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson

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