Army assisting with D’Urban Park Project; 15 soldiers deployed


The Ministry of Public Infrastructure says works on the D’Urban Park Project are moving apace with army personnel now on site to help turn the project into a reality in time for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.




Fifteen soldiers today turned out at the site and will be lending support to MPI’s Special Projects Unit (SPU) for the duration of the work.




Fifteen soldiers including five mechanics were deployed by Commander-in-Chief , President David Granger.





Meanwhile, Head of SPU, Lawrence Mentis, explained that remaining works include the completion of the VIP parking area and the public parking area; the creation of access driveways; and the building of bridges. These works commenced on Friday April 22. Works have begun on the external parking lot for the public, as well as the road for the national float parade, which will culminate at the site.




Mentis further explained that approximately 100 of the agency’s workers are onsite to ensure that SPU’s contribution to the project is completed, not only on time but to the highest possible standard.




According to the Ministry, the set deadline for SPU’s work – and the entire project – is May 12, two weeks before Independence Day. The outstanding works cover six areas. These are, roofing and remedial works for spectator bleachers; completion of superstructure, walls and roof for VIP stand; electrical wiring, lighting and power supply; access driveways and bridges; creation of sanitary facilities; and drainage works.

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