January 31, 2023

INFO 10

THE TRUTH IN BLACK AND WHITE

$50M Victory Valley infrastructural development project complete

-Other communities to benefit from similar intervention

Completed footpaths in Victory Valley, Linden

Projects to desilt drains and construct small roads and footpaths in Victory Valley, Region Ten are completed.

The ten contracts, valued at $5million each were awarded in December 2022 to resident contractors.  

The residents made calls for the infrastructural works to be completed during a community visit by His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali,

Public Works Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill inspection the completed works on Sunday which enabled contractors to employ persons from the community to execute the works.He extended gratitude to the residents for their cooperation and patience during the construction phase and made commitments that the government will be implementing more projects in Victory Valley to further improve the lives of residents.

Now it is clear that this is not the end of what needs to be done in the Valley, so I will have my team from the Ministry of Public Works look and see how we can make an impact by making some more interventions and more particularly the comments I would have heard is concerning the water flow and drainage. So, having to look at that I am certain that with budget 2023, which is coming on stream very shortly… we will be able to make some more interventions and not only in the valley but in other communities because we are working everywhere for the benefit of all”, he said.

Meanwhile, the $34 million bridge that will link Canvas City to Block 22 is underway.

Thus far, a small bridge was also constructed as a bypass for residents as the contractor begins to drive piles and steel to construct the bridge.

The bridge will play a significant role in the lives of citizens and is expected to be completed in a few months. (Edited from DPI)