During the Questions and answers segment of the House of Assembly today Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool will be defending the works that were recently completed on the Thomas Bay Jetty Dock in Virgin Gorda.
The Minister will be questioned by Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie about the cost and tender process of the project. Specifically the Minister will be required to tell the House whether or not there were variations to the project budget.
During the project there were various concerns aired in the public about the structural integrity of the under-side of the dock and Hon. Fahie is expected to ask the Minister whether or not he received engineering reports regarding the structural integrity of the Jetty given the reported degradation of the steel works at the under-side of the dock?
The works on the St. Thomas Bay Jetty in Virgin Gorda was completed on schedule and regular ferry service to and from the sister island via the dock resumed on Thursday, June 1st.
From May 1st the ferry service at the Jetty was temporarily halted and commuting was done via the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Marina. At that time the BVIPA announced that the repair work on the dock was scheduled to take place over a period 30 days. During the works the Port did allow limited cargo services to occur at the St. Thomas Bay cargo ramp.
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