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March 23, 2005 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Announces Contracts Worth $1.1M for New Brunswick Wharf Projects


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MARCH 23, 2005 - 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Announces Contracts Worth $1.1M
for New Brunswick Wharf Projects

MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - Competitive
contracts worth a combined total of $1,190,470 have been awarded to
Sutherland Excavating Ltd. and St. Louis Enterprise, respectively, to
undertake wharf renovation projects in New Brunswick

The announcement was made today by Charles Hubbard, MP for Miramichi, on
behalf of the Honourable Scott Brison, Minister of Public Works and
Government Services.

"These contracts will ensure that these wharves continue to play a
critical role in the economic and social viability of their respective
communities," said Mr. Hubbard. "The replacement of worn out structures
represents significant and ongoing investments by the Government of
Canada in the fishing industry as well as in the sustenance of economic
opportunities across the Maritimes."

Under the first contract, worth $670,921, Sutherland Excavating will
demolish the existing timber-treated cribwork and pile structure at
Escuimac Wharf in Northumberland County, N.B. The company will rebuild
the wharf using steel piles and also install an extended and reinforced
concrete deck. This contract will be completed in July 2005.

The second contract, to St. Louis Enterprise, and worth $519,449, is for
the replacement of the timber deck at Pointe Sapin Wharf, N.B., with a
new reinforced concrete deck. The company will construct and install
supporting beams as well as a new water supply system for the harbour.
This contract will be completed in June 2005.

These contracts have been awarded under the Small Craft Harbours (SCH)
program of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The SCH
program works through local harbour authorities in five regions across
the country to provide commercial fishers and recreational boaters with
safe and accessible facilities. Through these authorities, the SCH
program ensures that nearly 1,300 harbours and 6,000 structures critical
to the economic and social life of small maritime communities remain
open and in good repair.

For information on contracting opportunities with the Government of
Canada, visit www.merx.com, Canada's official, public sector electronic
tendering service.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Office of Minister Brison
    Renee David
    Press Secretary
    (819) 997-5421
    or
    PWGSC
    Pierre Teotonio
    Senior Media Relations Advisor
    (819) 956-2310
    or
    Office of Charles Hubbard
    Keith Vickers
    (506) 778-8448
    PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site at
    www.pwgsc.gc.ca/comm/min/text/mediaroom-e.html