One quarter of government stimulus funds spent
Ten infrastructure projects awarded under Government’s short-term economic stimulus programme are complete while a further 11 are ongoing, the House of Assembly has been told.
Wayne Furbert, the Acting Minister of Public Works, said awards to companies under the programme have created 40 jobs for Bermudian workers.
Mr Furbert said: “While I await job figures from all the contractors, I can confirm that based on the numbers submitted thus far, the economic stimulus programme has created at least 51 jobs, with 40 of them going to Bermudians.”
He added: “We are delighted with the progress made thus far from both the contractors and their employees.”
The 10 completed projects and the contractor: Elbow Beach public stairs access, Smith Hauling and Excavating; Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Greymane; Artemis Building A, loading dock repairs, Next Level Development; roadside fencing project five, Mullet Bay Road St George’s, Global Innovations; roadside fencing one, South Road Smith’s, Creative Exteriors Management; roadside fencing three, Government Hill, Brown and Company; dock maintenance pack two, Triton Water; dock maintenance pack three, Kaissa Limited; roadside fencing project two, Warwick Playground and Chaplin Bay, A-Tec Contracting; Flatts Bridge handrail project, Strike Force General Trucking, Excavating and Maintenance.
The 11 ongoing projects and the contractor: Artemis building B interior work, Integro Interiors Ltd; new plant inspection building at Botanical Gardens, Daniels Construction; verandah repairs at Camden, Limestone Holdings; Darrell’s Wharf dock repairs, Kaissa Limited; Agriculture Service Center, engineering and design services, Brunel Ltd; quarry carpentry shop, electrical design services, George Hadley Limited; judicial department (DLBE), interior design and FFE services, Cooper & Gardner; Artemis Building B, wash-down area, Heart and Soul Construction; wastewater section landscaping project A-C, Unity Edible Landscapes; roadside vegetation removal, Vesey Street, Island Construction Services; roadside vegetation removal, Ferry Road, Blue Rock Construction & Roofing.
Mr Furbert said projects in the request for proposal and evaluation phase include the cleaning of the Pembroke Canal, removal of roadside vegetation, quarry slate shelter, and the wastewater section landscaping project D-E.
He added that a total of $3,206,059.80 has been spent on the programme to date, which represents 24 per cent of the budgeted stimulus funds of $13,385,000.