Chinese on the job

Several acres of land at Fortess Hill, St Thomas, are being prepared to be used for the living quarters for the hundreds of Chinese workers who will be employed on the Scotland District road rehabilitation project.

Sources told the Sunday Sun that more than 300 Chinese workers presently on-site at Sam Lord’s Castle will soon be diverted to the Scotland District, as the rebuilding of the hotel was coming to an end.

The workers were brought to Barbados by the China National Complete Plant Import and Export Group (COMPLANT), the main contractor on the Sam Lord’s project.

That same company was given the US$128 million contract, money which Government borrowed from China, to rehabilitate the Scotland District.

When a NATION team visited the site last week, the land was being prepared and several of the structures for living quarters which the company had installed at Sam Lord’s for its workers, were being erected.

Sources said that COMPLANT was leasing the land. (MB)


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