The Banana Accompanying Measures Programme (BAM) has reportedly secured funding for the rehabilitation of 10 more feeder roads. That's according to National Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund which executes the BAM project, Carleen Roberts.
She told the Government Information service “Everybody is interested in the BAM programme particularly the feeder road component. That component is over half of the entire BAM fund; it is critical, because farmers need access to their farms to produce, and from their farms to take their produce to market. We have an international tender out for three lots for the 10 feeder roads to be targeted by BAM.”
According to Roberts, potential tenderers are currently visiting the site conditions. She says hopefully tenders will be in and contracts awarded by the end of March 2016.
BAM is a support package for a number of banana-exporting countries in the Caribbean assisting in the facilitation of a new trading environment in these countries.
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