The Family Island Paving program remains ongoing in Central Abaco with a view to soon make their way to Green Turtle Cay as they repair and repave government roads across the island.
North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry said that he had requested from Cabinet an increase to the road paving project in Abaco in the Central Abaco Area because “there are a lot of roads in the area that are in bad condition that were not in the initial scopes of works.”
Mr. Curry added that “I was also advised that we got approval also, which is a really good thing for Green Turtle Cay, for the road works they needed. The same contractor presently in Central Abaco will be doing the works in Green Turtle Cay, so their plan is to complete the central area as quick as possible, and then they should be headed to begin the road works on the cay.”
He said “I know initially we said sometime in May, but I will say this, we finally have the approval. However, the actual work, because of mobilization, may not happen until sometime in June.”
The scope of works entailed in the Green Turtle Cay paving job cover the main road to the Green Turtle Cay Club, but “just like what is happening in Central Abaco, even though the main roads were scoped, there are other roads that were able to be added in the increased scope of works, so we will look at the same thing for Green Turtle Cay.”
He said “it didn’t come without a fight. There are a lot of islands throughout the Bahamas that have the same dilemma we have here, who are looking for roads as their roads have deteriorated.”
He also said he wants to display the thoughts that these roadworks were in the government’s previous budget. “We had to solicit on the behalf of the people continue the work started by the Deputy Prime Minister (Philip Brave Davis), who also has a great appreciation for what is happening in Abaco.”
“The determination came because Abaco is one of the leading islands in growth and a leading contributor to the Public Treasury and because of that the decision was made to continue the road works which we began in Marsh Harbour,” he said.
“We want the people to understand that we are sensitive to the cries of the people and one of those cries has been the need for better roads,” he said.