The Government of Dominica has contracted the services of two new sub contractors: Offshore civil and Marine Inc and Dipcon Engineering Ltd to assist in completion works on lot two of the Airport Road Project.
These additional sub contractors will work alongside the original contractor Emile Gaddarkan and sons on the project. The completion date for the project was set at June 19, 2012 however due to several work stoppages that deadline will not be met.
Public Works Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore explained to the media that the additional contractors have been given specific instructions to focus on areas where the original contractor had fallen short.
“The intention so far is to have the work segmented. Two additional contractors with the competence will be given two segments of that project, segments where the main contractor has not been able to demonstrate a sense of commitment to finishing the work. There has been an agreement among all parties to move the project forward”.
The Minister said Government has seen it fit to bring in additional sub contractors to ensure that the project is completed within the shortest possible time.
The Minister said under this new arrangement contractors were expected to commence work in earnest on Monday June 18, 2012 from the roundabout in Pond Case to Melville Hall.
“From the Pond Case area going back to Debranche, nothing significant except for some culvert extension and base work has been done. This area will be given to the two sub contractors and the main contractor will remain to do base work etc etc”.
The Minister says Government will monitor all contractors to ensure that the work is done in an acceptable and timely fashion with a view to bringing closure to this road project.
Lot two of the airport road project runs concurrently with a number of other projects underway by the same ministry, including the sea defense wall being built in Pointe Michel.