MOU on the integration of Poha Bridge soon


THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and landowners within Poha area will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the integration of Poha Bridge in West Guadalcanal.

The MOU was rescheduled to January 5, 2018 after it failed in December last year due to minor alterations landowners wanted to include in the MOU.

Director Acting for CPIU under MID, Mr Jabin Laedola said yesterday that currently both parties waiting one of the signatory, former MP Mr Siriako Usa, who is overseas, to arrive before both parties sign the MOU.

However, last year Laedola said the project will be on the protection of the eastern bank of the bridge.

He said there will be cardiant basket constructed 100 metres both up and down the river from the bridge to shield the river-bank.

Laedola said the purpose is to protect the river bank from any possible risk the river might incur on the bridge.

He said the duration of the project is three month and it will be constructed by Capital Construction Company.

Laedola said the total cost of the project is about $SBD2.6 million and the fund has been sourced (funded) under the National Transport Fund.

In the same occasion last year a rep from the construction company who was also presented assured that as long as the MOU sign they should started with the work.

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