Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool confirmed that the East End/Look Look Sewerage Project will be pushing forward as works to remedy the Territory’s sewerage issues continues.
The Minister while speaking at a media conference on 2nd February stated that Government has made significant progress towards alleviating the sewerage problem on Tortola.
“The focus of the National Sewerage Programme is now on completion of the sewerage project in East End/Long Look…The Sewerage Treatment Plant at Paraquita Bay has passed the inspection test and we are proceeding with the installation of force mains from Long Swamp to Paraquita Bay…Once completed, this will allow for the connection of households, later in this year.”
In November of last year, Eighth District Representative, Hon. Marlon Penn said that he is eager to see the recommencement of the East End/Long Look Sewerage project that was stalled in the late stage of the last administration.
While speaking on NDP Radio program on 16th November Hon. Penn stated that the project is expected to commence shortly: “The Minister has assured me that plans are in place" he said.
"There is a new plant at Paraquita Bay now and plans are in place to bring the lines down from Parham Town to connect to the ones in Fat Hogs Bay; and all the way down to Paraquita Bay. We can finally give the people of those communities relief that they so desire and indeed because this issue has been plaguing our community for many years," Hon. Penn disclosed.
In addition to the sewerage project, the Legislator reminded that there were simultaneous road restoration works taking place in the District at that time and he said that this will be restarting soon.
In recalling the road project, Hon. Penn announced: “We started some good works with the help of my colleague Hon. Mark Vanterpool to fix the roads. We stopped at Parham Town where we also fixed the road in Parham Town. The next step is to continue that process and go all the way to James Young and down to Long Swamp to improve the road infrastructure.”
- Source: BVIHotpress.com