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$140m roadworks plan


TREVOR YEARWOOD

$140m roadworks plan

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A LOT of Barbados’ road problems – such as potholes, uneven surfaces and cracks – may disappear under a $140 million programme expected to start next year.

Government is now negotiating with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the funds and both Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley and his Permanent Secretary Bruce Alleyne told the SATURDAY SUN yesterday they were optimistic the loan would be approved.

Alleyne said he and his team had had a number of discussions with IDB officials on the Barbados proposal, which is aimed at “rehabilitating roads all across the island”.

With the IDB’s blessings, the project could be starting next April or May, giving a boost to the local construction sector, Lashley reported. He said it would address the various road problems, including drainage

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