The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis said that “certain delays” are causing the government to put off again the opening of the Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal until “some other issues” are addressed.
Paving work was suspended Thursday, September 5 through September 9 along Don MacKay Blvd. According to Simmons Construction the suspension of work was due to several factors; notably the arrival of a BTC work crew which intended to bury a conduit under a section of freshly laid asphalt.
While progress on contracts signed in May for peripheral works at the Marsh Harbour international Airport are now under way, progress on the terminal continues to be delayed as FES Construction Company waits for government approval and mobilization on change orders that were known since December 2012.
The Central Abaco Landfill has been the focus of numerous complaints in recent weeks as there have been delays in issuing a new contract after Central Government took responsibility for its maintenance away from Local Government as of July 1. Beginning July 1 the Department of Environmental Health took over responsibility for the landfill; however, there was not contract yet in place for the maintenance of the site.