Minister Lake says work to start soon on Chin Cactus Drive. Procedures have to be followed first before work can begin

Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says a promise made is a promise kept.

Minister Lake took note of a newspaper story on Friday about the paving of Chin Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden which is in a deplorable state after the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo.

“The project will start soon.  It went on tender and the contractor has been selected.  The contractor brought in some documents on Thursday and has also been busy acquiring the materials needed to execute the over Naf.484.000 project.

“Since I’ve been serving as minister for over a year, I have learnt that you have to follow procedures and make sure everything has been done correctly. You have to make sure everything meets the rules and regulations that are in place.

“I will present to the Council of Ministers on Tuesday the project in order for it to move forward.  I am a man of my word, but at the same time, I have to make sure that the proper procedures have been followed for the successful execution of the road project,” Minister Hon. Maurice Lake said on Friday.

Minister Lake added that he did pass through the area after the passing of the hurricane, and also spoke to some of the residents about the situation.

“I also noticed some downed poles that need to be addressed in order to improve safety and security in this particular area.  This needs to be looked into by the relevant responsible party.

“I would like to apologize to the residents of Chin Cactus Drive for any inconvenience caused with the delay of executing this project, and seek their understanding as within short we move forward with the execution,” Minister Hon. Maurice Lake concluded.