Prime Minister To Deliver Address At Ground Breaking Bridge Project Ceremony Today

The Ministry of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government will today host an official project launching and Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of four bridges.

The event will take place at the Hope Bridge in Penniston commencing at three this afternoon.

The ceremony will hear addresses from officials in the Ministry of Works, a representative from the Ecuadorian Army Corp of Engineers.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will deliver the Keynote Address.

The Project includes the reconstruction of the Hope Bridge and the construction of three Bailey Bridges in the Chateaubelair villages of Sharps, Kakarta and Plan.

The Bridges are being constructed through a humanitarian gift from the Republic of Ecuador.

The works will be carried out by the Ecuadorian Army Corp of Engineers and civilians with the support of Vincentian Nationals.

Supervision of the project will be done by the Office of the Chief Engineer.

The project is classified under the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Disaster Rehabilitation Works Programme.

The overall implementation timeline for the four bridges is estimated at eight months.
Meanwhile, the general public is hereby notified that the Hope Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic to facilitate the staging of this afternoon’s event.

However, the Hope Bridge bypass will remain open to vehicular traffic.

The cooperation of motorists and the community in general is therefore required.