Works and Infrastructure Minister, Surujrattan Rambachan

The Works and Infrastructure Minister says there are a number of culverts located along the Beetham Highway that are in need of repair.

Speaking on the Power Breakfast show on Power 102.1FM this morning, Minister Surujrattan Rambachan said while the cost of repairing the culverts is high, with five or six of them costing just over $50 million dollars, the ministry will begin the project shortly.

Separately, the minister defended his ministry when questioned on the status of construction of the bridge in Curepe, which has been delayed as a result of a construction error on the part of the contractor.

He said the contractor has since accepted liability and 72 percent of the project has been completed.

Works and Infrastructure Minister, Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan.