Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams. (GP)

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has reached a deal with Innotech Services Limited.

Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, disclosed this today while speaking to the media at the Ministry’s Christmas luncheon, at Halton Plantation, St. Philip.

Minister Abrahams said he was pleased the BWA had reached an agreement with Innotech, which covered a wide range of areas.

“I am very glad to say we have finally signed off on the deal with Innotech.  It covers the building that we’re in, the rental and maintenance of it, the water tanker trucks, the personal tanks programme and portable desal (desalination) units.”

“It now allows us to utilize all of the resources that we have available to us, to address the issues that we are dealing with right now and it’s a positive step,” he stated.

The Minister responsible for the BWA noted that ‘concentrated efforts’, involving a lot of meetings, negotiations and behind the scenes work by staff within the Ministry and the board of the BWA, as well as the external debt negotiators for the Government of Barbados, White Oaks, went in to finalizing the deal.

Minister Abrahams added: “I am comfortable right now that we have put that aspect behind us, and we can now focus on what is important, delivering the services we are supposed to deliver to the people of Barbados with everything in our arsenal.  What we now don’t have we know we have to make other arrangements for, but we are now going to utilize everything that is available to us.”

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