China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) recently hosted one of many town hall meetings in Coopers Town updating the Abaco community on the status of the North Abaco Port Project.
Just more than a score of attendees from the community were present at the October 6 presentation where residents were allowed to freely express their opinions on the development.
“The meeting introduced the current schedule and layout of the North Abaco Port Project, construction safety management and the environmental management plan,” said Felix Chang, CHEC Country Manager. “We know the people of Abaco want to be kept informed on the project so we plan to host regular town hall meetings updating the public on where the project is at during each stage.”
Steven Pedican, the North Abaco consular, addressed the attendees, emphasizing the importance of the local economic stimulation of this project. He also suggested that CHEC carry out this project in a more environmental friendly manner.
Questions about local labor recruitment and local sub-contracting were also answered at the meeting.
They follow Chang’s recent announcements on the CHEC hiring schedule. One dozen workers will be employed in the month of October to work with the site team, with that number projected to double in December and tripling by the first quarter of 2015.
More information on the project will be disseminated regularly through these town hall meetings, with locals urged to pay attention to announcements via local media providing more information on date and time.