Morgan’s Point clean-up concern
The Opposition expressed concern over the timescale for two major capital projects to be completed during the Senate debate on the 2012 budget for Public Works.
Presenting the budget, Government said the project to replace the Causeway bridge to St George’s will have to wait until the economy improves. It also said the clean-up at Morgan’s Point for its redevelopment as a tourist resort is due to begin on April 8.
When the Upper House debated the Budget, Opposition Senator Michael Fahy inquired what the timescale was for the Morgan’s Point clean-up.
According to Opposition Senate Leader Michael Dunkley, the project is “taking too long”.
Meanwhile Opposition Senator Toni Daniels asked how long the current temporary Causeway bridge would remain in place.
Junior Public Works Minister Vince Ingham replied to the questions by saying that when the Causeway repairs get underway, it will not just be a case of “replacing like for like”. He said once the project gets going, they will make the bridge good for “the next 100 years”.
He said the work on Morgan’s Point will begin next month under the timeline agreed with the developers and the work will take “up to five years”.
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