More funds for road works islandwide
Barbados is in line for millions of dollars to complete road repairs in some areas and begin road rehabilitation in others.
Parliamentary representative for St Phillip North Michael Lashley said Government has been able to access funding for the road works.
“Cabinet had just agreed to join an organization called the CAF that gives money at very low interest. They have agreed to give [Government] $20 million in the first tranche, hopefully by . . . May,” he said.
“There will be another set of money coming later down in the year from the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank). They have agreed to give us money too.”
Lashley said roads in his constituency, including from “East Point to Wellhouse and East Point, back to Bayfield”, were among those that would benefit.
“Finance will be sorted out very shortly in terms of the monies that we have to pay the contractors . . . because all they have to do now is pave that stretch,” he said.
“We have actually suffered a long time for roads in St Philip . . . but all those roads will be covered under the CAF arrangement and IDB arrangement.”
Lashley assured that other constituences would be included.
“We looked at Minister [Steve] Blackett’s constituency, St Michael South, so as the money starts to come we will start to build out and do the other roads,” he said.