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Innotech gets St Lucia job

Shawn Cumberbatch

Innotech gets St Lucia job

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Barbadian construction firm Innotech Services Ltd has landed a $4.5 million contract to refurbish a St Lucia school.

And the company’s chief executive officer Martin DaSilva said it was the latest signal of the organisation’s developing regional expansion programme.

In a venture that is being funded by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank, Innotech broke ground last Thursday for the refurbishment of the Corinth Secondary School in Corinth, Gros Islet.

The works involve demolition and construction of two new double storey concrete classroom blocks, to be built on the existing school compound and is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.

It is the company’s fourth regional project and will see Innotech’s team working with the Ministry of Education and other partners.

“Our team’s focus and commitment over the last eight weeks has been mobilising resources, equipment and other elements for a new project into St Lucia and our teams are now on the ground, with [last Wednesday] being the formal start date of the for the Corinth School Upgrade Project. So this last month has been extremely challenging as we start to stray just a little further afield,” DaSilva told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY.

“As we did in St Vincent, we intend on keeping our focus on the job at hand and to provide and produce the quality brand we have become recognised for in Barbados and St Vincent and The Grenadines. We like being on the move and being on the move likes us.”

Innotech is building the fire station at the new Argyle International Airport in St Vincent. The CEO also pointed out that in the last four years the company also completed a number of other projects.

“Moving to another jurisdiction is never easy….At that stage it was an experience for Innotech to broaden our wings in search of new frontiers, and looking back I am satisfied with our effort to deliver our construction to a fine art brand of quality across the Caribbean region. In all things we have to pay our respects and appreciation to the many people that have helped and welcomed Innotech to St Vincent and the Grenadines,” he added.