Seven contracts worth just a little over $1m were signed for road rehabilitation in Grand Bay on Wednesday.
These road upgrades form part of the Government’s drive to upgrade all secondary roads in communities across the island.
Funding for these road projects was placed at the Tete Morne and Grand Bay village council offices.
Hon. Charles says by the end of the year all secondary roads in her constituency will be upgraded. Among roads to be developed is the main road leading to the community center, health center and the primary school.
Hon Charles said all secondary roads needed repairs have already been identified and she expecting that before the end of 2017 these roads will be upgraded. This amount of one million represents the first tranche of the amount needed to restore all these roads.
Hon Charles encouraged the contractors to work diligently on these project and to employ as many young persons as possible.
These projects are funded under the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
So far, close to $4m has been spent for road repairs in Grand Bay.
Hon Charles says the funds handed over are the first tranche of the amount needed to completely rehabilitate all secondary roads in her constituency.