Government officials say management of 2020 road project will be different

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By Robert A. Emmanuel

Government officials have insisted that the second road works project will be markedly different in its management structure than the first.

On Sunday’s Big Issues, Minister of Works, Lennox Weston, said that the 2020 road rehabilitation project, which will affect four roads—Valley Road, Anchorage Road, Old Parham Road and Factory Road, will be more organized, and that the contractor C.O. Williams Construction Limited, which is a Barbadian construction company will be fully committed to the job.

“The second road project will be done by C.O. Williams—a different contractor. C.O. Williams is fully mobilized in Antigua and Barbuda; they have done roads before… and will not be putting their manpower capacity and equipment on another job; they will be here fully fledged from the start.

“So, the delays we have had in the first road project, we are not expecting them from the second project,” he said.

Minister Weston added that the government had to abide by the procurement policies set by the Caribbean Development Bank.

Meanwhile, during the post-Cabinet press briefing, Information Minister Melford Nicholas said that the second road project will not have as many bureaucratic hurdles as the first.

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