New jetty for Gizo Market to open

Last touch to first Gizo Market Jetty
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A new jetty that will provide easier access for boats to offload passengers and market vendors will open anytime next week.

The jetty is constructed by the Community Access and Urban Services Enhancement Project (CAUSE) with the help of local employees trained under the CAUSE Project programme.

Speaking to Island Sun last month, Penny Siliako of CAUSE Project said the wharf is one among two that will be built at the Gizo Market.

“This jetty falls under the “Public Space Improvement” category of CAUSE Projects. It will run for 8 meters in the shape of the letter “T.”

“This will last 60 days and will involve a total of 20 CAUSE graduate trainees, both male and female.

Workers doing the last clean up before the jetty opens

“Given the time constraint of 60 days and the technical scope of the work, half of the workers are skilled workers who have previously worked for CAUSE on other projects. The second jetty will be built after the first one is finished and so will be the third.

“The project site is currently being demarcated, and workers are constructing all formwork in preparation for the piling processes,” he said.

Siliako said the project is in response to challenges market vendors faced when arriving at the market with their products.

He said the Jetty which is completed will add value to the services provided by market vendors from other islands.