BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
FILLING Gabion baskets along the main northern section at the new redevelopment Gizo market house project site continues.
A spokesman from the Construction site yesterday said stage one of the sewer main to the site boundary is almost complete. Stage-2 will occur during main building works.
He said the eastern section of wall is complete and works progressing well along the main northern section. Wall extended out by 1.5m, increasing overall market by 200m2 at the market site.
He said sea wall contraction is still continues, while positioned the gabions baskets depends on weather patterns currently affecting the province.
The man said orders for most major building components have now been ordered and tender for building works closed and submissions now being assessed.
“Building works scheduled to start in early this month.
“Reeves International will appoint building contractor and first container shipment departs Melbourne for Honiara.
“We are expecting locally sourced timber to start arriving in Gizo this month,” he said.
He said early this month, construction commences on the east market hall and early on September Structural Steel to arrive on site.
Workers have discouraged general public to use the walk way close to the temporary fencing where the construction is on process.
This construction of the new re-develop market house project is funded by the Australian Government, that Revees International group of contractors will build the current Western Provincial capital town market house project.
The Gizo market design documents have been approved for construction. There are no significant delays affecting the programme. The project is expected to be completed by the end of February 2019.