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WSC closes tenders for water supply improvement projects in Long Island, Crooked Island

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) closed the tender for lots three and four of the Caribbean Development Bank-sponsored water supply improvement project on Long Island on Monday as well as for the scope of work for Crooked Island, according to the corporation’s Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.

He said in a statement that both projects were tendered simultaneously.

“This is all part of the government’s strategy to improve our country’s infrastructure and, in this case, to provide potable water supply to the southern/southeastern islands of the Bahamas,” he said.

“This is the first time that such a comprehensive plan has been rolled out and executed and is part of a larger strategy to provide water throughout the entire Bahamas.

“This comes on the heels of our recent visit to several of the southern islands, which included Ragged Island, Crooked Island and Acklins.”

Gibson said WSC is seeking to improve its coverage and operating efficiency by including renewable energy at production plants and offices in order to reduce electricity costs.

“We have advanced plans to purchase an asphalt recycler and other machinery to improve the quality and timeliness of our road reinstatement efforts,” he said.

The WSC has also undertaken work in Andros, Eleuthera, San Salvador, Abaco and Inagua.

“We are currently carrying out non-revenue water work in Long Island, and are in the process of procuring and/or constructing new reverse osmosis pants for North Eleuthera, Acklins, Crooked Island, Cat Island and South Andros,” Gibson said.

 

Chester Robards

Senior Business Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian.
Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism
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