A contract signing was conducted yesterday at the offices of the Water and Sewerage Corporation in New Providence for the improvement of water provision on the island of Exuma. The two contracts awarded to Bakerwick Construction Company Limited, Tycoon Management and Rowdy Boys Construction are valued at more the $9 million combined.
The Minister of Works and Utilities was on hand at the signing. The Hon. Alfred Sears said, “this project will entail extending the system from Rolletown eastward to serve the communities of Hartswell, The Ferry, Forbes Hill and into Williams Town. The contractor has fully mobilized with his equipment and material now at his project compound on Exuma and has commenced the construction works. It is anticipated that the Little Exuma project will be completed in two hundred and thirty calendar days.”
Also on hand was Deputy Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged, the Hon. Chester Cooper who spoke of growing up in Forbes Hill, Exuma. He also said, “the day has finally come where we can bring running water to Little Exuma and of course to the people of Barrterre for the very first time. When you live with the lack of running water this means so much more than simply the signing and execution of a contract.”