Government contracts for repair work to two public secondary schools will be open for tender in the next coming days and weeks, respectively.
Education Minister Myron Walwyn said the tendering is for works to Bregado Flax Educational Centre in Virgin Gorda and the L-shaped building at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in Road Town, Tortola.
The government will open tendering for ESHS within a week and Walwyn said a significant amount of preparatory work has already gone into the facility.
Speaking in parliament last week, Walwyn further said: “I am told that the Bregado Flax portion [of work] that the government is responsible for will go out for tender in a month.”
The other portion of works to be done to the Virgin Gorda-based school is to be carried out by Flow and Unite BVI — the two private entities with whom the government has partnered.
Both Bregado Flax and ESHS are scheduled to open within the first term of the next academic year, which begins in September.
For the duration of the last school year, the two educational facilities have been operating out of makeshift structures.
They and several other local educational facilities sustained severe damage during the 2017 hurricanes and are also undergoing repairs.
Primary school facilities such as Leonora Delville and Ivan Dawson primary are among those schools which will be ready for the start of the next school year, Walwyn confirmed.
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