Construction work on the 300ft water taxi pier at Oualie Bay has resumed.
Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers who heads the project, says due to a delay the completion date, based on the rate of construction, is expected by October 2018.
Jeffers said, “the delays would have affected the timeline we would have given in the past, in terms of complete construction within a six week period. We have had delays of almost about a month so it means that we are behind with this project but most of the difficulties that we have had have been ironed out”.
Mr. Jeffers noted that the facility would provide convenient access into and out of Nevis. He said the government is ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place for the island’s continued development.
On completion, the new state-of-the-art water taxi facility which will fall under the jurisdiction of the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority, will have a reception area and parking to provide patrons with an easier point of access and exit when using the pier.
The $6 million project began in June 2018 and is being financed by the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF). Its source of funds are derived from the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme.