LA TABATIÈRE, QC, June 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Canada's Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Denis
Lebel, announced the award of a contract for nearly $8 million for
reconstruction of berth n° 1 at the La Tabatière wharf, which had been
damaged in a winter storm. The award of this contract marks the final
stage of this project, totaling over $10 million.
"The La Tabatière wharf is a key infrastructure facility for the
community, and this work will help sustain the community's growth and
the region's economic development," declared Minister Lebel. "Its
reconstruction will facilitate the weekly provisioning of the local
population, the reception of goods and essential commodities, as well
as the shipping of varied merchandise."
The work, set to begin in August and end in December, will be carried
out by the firm EBC Inc. of Quebec City. During this time, all
necessary steps will be taken to minimize the impact on the wharf's
The work will involve rebuilding berth n° 1 using a composite wall of
sheet steel piling and cylindrical piles, anchored to the rock by means
of tie beams.
"This announcement demonstrates the importance we attach to regional and
remote infrastructure within our jurisdiction. This project, so eagerly
awaited by the La Tabatière community, will help maintain the safety
and efficiency of port operations at the wharf. It is a concrete
example of our commitment to the regions," added Minister Lebel.
The wharf at La Tabatière is used primarily for the weekly provisioning
of the local community and for the receiving and shipping of general
merchandise. The facility also serves as a receiving terminal for
petroleum products, which are stored in tanks nearby.
Transport Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca. Subscribe to news releases and speeches at www.tc.gc.ca/e-news and keep up-to-date on the latest from Transport Canada.
This news release may be made available in alternative formats for
persons living with visual disabilities.
SOURCE TRANSPORT CANADA
For further information:
| Benoît Fortin |
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
| || Kim Hogan |
Communications and Marketing
Transport Canada, Montreal