The Ministry of Communications and Works is inviting the public

to weigh in on plans to extend the cruise ship pier in Road Town.

A public meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the pier will also include an update on plans to improve the Crafts Alive Market, according to Government Information Services.

Communications and Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said in May that the territory would have an expanded cruise ship pier in time for the start of the next tourism season.

The project, he said, would extend one side of the pier by the end of December, allowing cruise ships up to 1,100 feet long to dock in Road Town.

Mr. Vanterpool added that this development would accommodate the larger ships that cruise companies are starting to use more frequently.

Earlier this month, a consultant, Environmental Systems, announced that it had been contracted by the BVI Ports Authority to carry out an environmental impact assessment for the project. As part of that assessment, the company, led by Dr. Cassander Titley-O’Neal, has been conducting surveys online.


See the July 5, 2012 edition for meeting coverage.