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Malaita ready to roll out PCDF projects for 2021

BY SAMIE WAIKORI

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MALAITA Provincial Tender Board will sit this week to award its first four PCDF projects for implementation in 2021.

In a statement from the Provincial Planning Division, the projects were put on tender last month for interested certified contractors to be part of the bid.

The projects include Waneagu CHS, Sinasu CHS assembly hall, Ote Rural Health Centre and Sikaiana crushing mill.

It said applications from contractors were received and screening will be carried out on the bids to award the projects to the winning candidates.

Official statement on wining candidates will be published soon and contractors have been asked to listen out.

Also, a re-tender was made for Maka primary school project which was a failed project and will be re-implemented this year.

In last year’s financial year 2020/2021, MARA government implemented a total of 29 PCDF projects in the province.

From the 29 projects, four project work will begin on this year are Waneagu CHS, Sinasu CHS assembly hall, Ote Rural Health Centre and Sikaiana crushing mill.

Completed projects total up to 24 and almost all of them have already been handed over to recipients. Only Sulufoloa market building is yet to be handed over.

The 29 projects covered sectors include administration, works and transport, education, water supply and sanitation, health, agriculture, women, youths and sport and investment service.

Education and Health sectors scooped the highest number of projects under the 29 implemented PCDF projects.

Most of these projects are carried-over projects from the previous MART government led by former premier, Peter Ramohia.

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