Government to Place Attention on Coulibistrie and Pichelin Rivers
Public Works Minister, Ian Pinard says a contract will be signed for the dredging of the Coulibistrie and Pichelin rivers this month.
During Tropical Storm Erika, these two rivers caused devastation in the two communities, still feeling the effects of the August 27th storm.
Pinard said, “I want to let the people of Coulibistrie know that we’ll be signing a contract with one the heavy equipment contractors in terms of the dredging of the river. We’re going to spend about $93,000 in the river again to dredge it. I know with all the rain that has been coming, the silt has come down again. So we’re expecting later this month that the heavy equipment contractors will be in the river and also in Pichelin, we’ll be doing some dredging. That will cost close to $200,000 and we expect the contractors to start by next week.”
Pinard noted that the Public Works Corporation is also undertaking the approaches to bailey bridges in three different areas.
According to him, “we signed a contract with public works, they have started that and in fact I’m very happy to report that they have done very well so far and they’re expecting by the end of January to have the three approaches to the bailey bridges on the West Coast completed and a lot safer.”