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ECONOMY & TRADE

EC$1.4 Million Contract Awarded for Feeder and Agricultural Roads Project

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he Feeder and Agricultural Roads Project ((FAAARP II) of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport (MIPST) moved one step further when a contract for Consultancy Services for the Technical – Economic Feasibility Study and detailed Engineering Designs and Environmental Impact Assessment was signed. Following an International Open Competitive Tender process which commenced in December 2014, the No Objection was issued by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KAFED), and an award was made by the Central Tenders Board on May 13th 2015. The successful bidder is the consortium of NARCO Engineering Consultants and FDL Consults INC. The contract is valued at EC $1,418,237.50 inclusive of VAT. This consultancy will be entirely funded from Grant Funding received from KAFED.

5. Bazille Road, Dennery South 6. Mardi Gras, Dennery North 7. Fond Desir, Dennery North 8. Piat Roads, Gros Islet 9. Minea – Pelouge Extension, Micoud North 10. Morne Bois Den, Vieux Fort North 11. Praslin Minee, Micoud North 12. Vigier – Cacoa, Vieux Fort North 13. Viancelle – Mouclay, Vieux Fort North 14. Viancelle – La Source, Vieux Fort North 15. Bwa Grand Fond, Vieux Fort North The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport is particularly excited about this development as it represents a very important step in bringing much needed relief to the farming community.

This project is intended to examine approximately 38 Km of feeder and agricultural roads that the Government is desirous of rehabilitating. These roads are primarily located in the Islands South East, and are listed as follows:

The MIPST recalls that FAARP I which was completed in 2012 brought tremendous relief to the farming community. The MIPST appreciates the important link that exists between good farming roads and high yields and quality agricultural produce.

1. Cacoa – En Bamboo – Savanne, Vieux Fort North 2. Grace Woodlands – Vielle Litre, Vieux Fort North 3. Main Traverse – Belmont Road, Dennery North 4. Patience Lombard – Mt. Eole, Micoud North

The consortium was represented by Mr. Gilbert Fontenard of FDL Consult INC. The consultants have 46 weeks to submit their report, while Mr. Fontenard expressed the hope that the exercise would be completed way ahead of schedule. ¤

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