Nassau, The Bahamas — The government of The Bahamas signed five contracts totalling $641,200 for the maintenance of 834 drainage wells and 664 associated catch pits throughout New Providence.
Minister of Public Works and Transport the Hon. Neko Grant signed the contracts Thursday with various local contractors during a brief ceremony in the boardroom of the Ministry.
Minister Grant said the wells and catch pits will be cleaned three times per year and the deep wells will be blown with compressed air two times per year.
“We in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport expect that the work undertaken by these contractors will be of a consistently high standard and that these activities will serve as a preventive measure against flooding in the event of hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions,” Minister Grant said.
The contracts were signed with the following contractors to perform works in the mentioned areas:
– David Maura of Bahamas Industrial Maintenance in the amount of $138,800 in East and Northeast New Providence
– Jason Cartwright of Inter Coastal Marine Limited in the amount of $126,700 in East and Northeast New Providence
– Donna Williams of Clean Drains and Maintenance Limited in the amount of $145,700 in Pinewood and South New Providence
– Cecil Bowe of Bowe’s Plumbing Pumping and Well Drilling in the amount of $109,200 in Fort Charlotte and West New Providence
– Jason Stubbs of Janitorial and General Maintenance Company in the amount of $120,800 in West and South New Providence.
NASSAU, The Bahamas — Five contractors receive contracts from Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko Grant for maintenance of drainage wells throughout New Providence. From left to right: Gordon Major, acting director in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Nicole Campbell, undersecretary in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Minister Grant; Donna Williams, Clean Drains and Maintenance; Jason Stubbs, Janitorial and General Maintenance; back row from left to right: Howard Barrett, chief engineer, Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Dexter Williams, Family Island engineer, Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Jason Cartwright, Inter-Coastal Marine; Cecil Bowe, Bowe’s Plumbing and Well Drilling and David Maura who signed on behalf of Robert Baker proprietor of Bahamas Industrial Maintenance. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna)