New Parliament Building at Mt Wheldale

The government and people of Grenada are one step closer to the construction of a new, state-of-the-art parliament building, with work expected to begin in one month.

In Tuesday’s post cabinet briefing, Government Senator, Brenda Hood disclosed that Quinn Company Limited, a Grenadian design and construction services firm, was awarded the contract to carry out the construction of the $22.8 million project building.

The contract was recently signed by Ms Patricia Clarke, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works; and Managing Director of Quinn Company, Mr Mike Quinn.

Sen. Hood says construction, which is expected to begin within the next 30 days, should take approximately 18 months to be completed. 

“Again, it’s more jobs because this is a major project, so you will find many persons who are interested in working and are available and have the skills, should be employed by the contractors”, Sen. Hood explained.

The signing comes approximately 2 weeks after a 6-man delegation from the UAE paid a brief visit to the proposed site at Mt Wheldale. Both the UAE and Mexico are contributing US$5 million each to the project.

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