CHINESE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO BUILD ABACO BRIDGE

Sun, Oct 23rd 2011, 11:00 PM

By CELESTE NIXON

Tribune Staff Reporter

cnixon@tribunemedia.net

AFTER 15 years of planning, the government has signed a contract with a Chinese construction company to build a bridge linking North Abaco and Little Abaco.

The contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) will also include the construction of a new port in North Abaco.

At a press conference Friday at the Ministry of Finance, the government signed the $40 million contract, which will be funded by the EXIM Bank of China.

The project will begin in December with the bridge expected to be completed in February 2013 and the Port in November 2013.

According to Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Works Colin Higgs ...

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