The government entered into a contract with local Joint Venture firm Franco Construction Limited and Williams Engineering Services on February 28, 2017, for the construction of a satellite warehouse at Rose Hall for the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).
The contract, worth some 1 million EC dollars, was the lowest bid of the four qualifying tenders received, and is funded by the government through a loan from the World Bank.
The works forms part of government’s priority investments to reduce the country’s physical and economic vulnerability to adverse natural events through building resilience to current and future climatic changes.
The warehouse will afford NEMO the opportunity to assist nearby communities to respond immediately to emergencies resulting from natural disasters, and will house various equipment and supplies to aid in this effort.
The works, which commenced with site acquisition and clearing on March 23, 2017, is scheduled to be completed by November 30, 2017.