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Arawak Cay gains $130k sewage system upgrade

By YOURI KEMP

Tribune Business Reporter

ykemp@tribunemedia.net

A Cabinet minister yesterday hailed the $130,000 upgrade of Arawak Cay's sewerage and pipe infrastructure as a "celebration".

Jomo Campbell, minister of agriculture and marine resources, said the “monumental” achievement will provide for a more “efficient and sustainable future” for vendors as contracts were signed to upgrade the Water & Sewerage Corporation's systems at the popular 'Fish Fry' destination.

“The infrastructure upgrade marks a new era of progress and prosperity for Arawak Cay. The new sewer system has been meticulously designed with longevity in mind. It is constructed using high quality materials that are capable of withstanding the test of time and resisting corrosion," the minister added.

The lack of a proper sewerage system has impacted Arawak Cay for years, giving the destination an unattractive look and smell. The new sewer system will allow for “increased water flow” to meet peak demand times at the site.

Mr Campbell said: “This upgrade reflects the unwavering commitment of this government to invest in the growth and development of Arawak Cay. It is a testament to the significant role that this community plays in our economy and culture.

"By prioritising this improvement, our government acknowledges the importance of fostering a thriving environment that supports business, enhances the quality of life of our residents and tourists alike, and strengthens the Cay’s position as an economic and cultural landmark in The Bahamas.”

Water conservation remains a concern given that many vendors still opt to clean produce in salt water, which makes it difficult to keep areas surrounding the stalls as sanitary as possible. “We hope that this will serve as a catalyst for the growth of businesses, enhance enjoyment at Arawak Cay and solidify the cay’s position as a cultural and economic landmark in The Bahamas,” Mr Campbell said.

Comments

ExposedU2C 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Talk about a heavily padded contract that will quickly grow to $250 million ($250,000,000). LMAO

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