March deadline for completion of Kitty Market

first_img– $25M plus contract signedA Municipal Market contract in excess of $25 million was on Monday signed between the Communities Ministry and BML Architects and Engineers for the continuation of rehabilitative works on the Kitty Market.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, along with Town Clerk Royston King (extreme right), contractor Baynard Lord (left) and two other officials from the MinistryCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan said the contract would see the construction of 15 external and 10 internal stalls, and completion of the sanitary block, the revenue collection section and an office for the Kitty Market clerk.“We are pleased to be in a position to award this contract to the successful bidder …to allow for this project to go forward…to allow for occupation and use of this market by our vendors,” Minister Bulkan said.The rehabilitation of the Market began in 2016 by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), but was delayed after the Council experienced constraints.Central Government stepped in providing the M&CC with $200 million in the 2018 National Budget of which $50 million has been dedicated by the Council for works on the Kitty Market.Town Clerk Royston King said this was a demonstration of Government’s commitment to the M&CC’s efforts to sustainably develop the capital city.“Stallholders, as well as residents of the Kitty community, would be very happy with this latest development,” King said. He expressed gratitude to the Government for the support in this venture.Minister Ronald Bulkan hands over a copy of the contract to Town Clerk Royston King BML Architects and Engineers is owned and operated by Baynard Lord.Only recently, vendors protested the long wait for the completion of the market. The M&CC is hoping for a March 2018 completion.last_img

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