The ongoing rehabilitation works on Friars Hill Road and now on the Sir George Walter Highway could be challenged by the by the availability of a regular supply of cement.
The Director, the Permanent Secretary and two managers of the Ministry of Public Works were invited to the Cabinet to address the UK-sponsored road rehabilitation program last week.
The government admitted that the commencement was far slower than had been thought was likely but said completion dates will be “in a few months.”
“One of the anticipated challenges which the officials shared is the paucity in cement supplies” Government’s Chief of Staff Lionel Max Hurst reported.
“A vessel comes once per week to discharge its 2,700 metric tons of the powdery stuff; however, the demand is for nearly twice that amount weekly,” Hurst said.
He added that many proposals were examined to enable greater quantities of cement to be discharged each week.