NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 11, 2021) — The Public Works Department (PWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is carrying out repairs on the Fisheries Complex in Charlestown, to improve safety at that facility. The project commenced on February 01, 2021, and is expected to run for a total of five weeks.
Mr. Jevon Williams, Director of the PWD told the Department of Information on February 11, 2021, that the area under repair had become a safety hazard for persons using the facility and had to be repaired.
“The works down there is ongoing. [It] is the repair of the concrete overhang of the roof. The roof has been deteriorating for quite some time. The steel has been exposed to constant sea blast and as a result there have been corrosion and the concrete has been cracking etc. It has been causing a hazard, with the possibility of the concrete chipping off and dropping off.
“So the work there is to update and to repair the concrete overhang. Knocking off the old deteriorating concrete and replacing it with new concrete with new steel. This would improve the safety of the patrons and the workers that frequent the fisheries facility, especially the fisheries facility at the back,” he said.
Mr. Williams added that repair work is also being done on the facility’s generator room.
“The roof had deteriorated very badly, and the concrete roof has been completely removed and will be replaced as part of this project,” he said.