BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO market venders have questioned the delay in the new re-development market house project construction at the main market in Western province.
They question why work on the project funded by the Australian Government has not begun yet, even though it has been widely publicised that construction would begin in March.
A Mr James told Island Sun Gizo yesterday said that local contractors have already installed the temporary fencing at the main Gizo market area, but since then, no further work has been done.
“We understand that work on the new-redevelopment market house project should begin last month but why they fail to start?
“We are calling on Western Provincial Government, responsible Gizo market committees, and Reeves International to quickly build our market house that has been promise earlier.”
He cautions that such delays are what usually lead to projects being abandoned or prolonged beyond timeframes.
He stressed that the temporary market is becoming increasingly crowded as more people come in from the surrounding islands to sell their produce.
Gizo Market steering committee meanwhile say they are still waiting for Reeves International to respond when they should start off with their construction.