THE Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), this week announced three contract packages for repair works in west Guadalcanal on important infrastructure that was damaged during last month’s floods.
The infrastructure damages have been classified into three categories which include the Tanavasa Bridge to the Mbonege culvert, the second sector is the CBSI culvert to the Sasa low-level bridge and the third sector is the Selwyn College wet-crossing to Lambi.
The Tanavasa-Mbonege sector was awarded to Bisivotu Enterprise while the CBSI-Sasa and the Selwyn-Lambi sectors were awarded to Trade Transformations Ltd.
A statement from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development said all awards have been made following expedited procurement procedures approved by the Solomon Island Government’s Central Tender Board, and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Director of TSDP/CPIU of MID, Harry Rini said the Government expects these contractors to be allowed to carry out their important works without any interference from any members of the public.
Mr Rini has formally written to the Guadalcanal Provincial police to seek their support and advise them of the commencement of the work.
“MID would like to acknowledge the significant combined efforts of a core group of government engineers, procurement staff and the support of SIG departments, DFAT and ADB in procuring these vital works – a key step in the recovery of West Guadalcanal from the floods,” Mr Rini said.