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Hon Rymer on the go! Tours Herzog asphalt plant

With a number of paving projects under his watch, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer has been extremely active since taking the helm of his ministry earlier in the year. Photo: GIS
Hon Rymer in commenting on the initiative said it granted him an opportunity for implementing best practices and that he was pleased to be able to observe the operations of the asphalt plant. Photo: GIS
Hon Rymer in commenting on the initiative said it granted him an opportunity for implementing best practices and that he was pleased to be able to observe the operations of the asphalt plant. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a number of paving projects under his watch, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has been extremely active since taking the helm of his ministry earlier this year.

The Minister, accompanied by a team of officials including Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Mr. Jeremy W. Hodge; Acting Director of the Public Works Department, Mr.  G. Navarro Donovan and PWD staff and Junior Minister for Tourism, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles was  recently given a guided tour of the Herzog asphalt plant at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island.

TB Lettsome Airport Paving

Project Manager for Herzog Caribbean Ltd, Ms Courtney Crush explained the functions of the plant and the quality control lab which will be providing asphalt for the paving of the runway at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Ms Crush also updated the team on the work that is being carried out on the site.

Director of the Public Works Department, Mr Navarro Donovan said the exercise was helpful as his staff was able to get a firsthand view of the operations of a modern plant. He said the information was also important as it will help to shape a proposal for the acquisition of a plant to meet the Territory’s needs.

Hon Rymer pleased

Hon Rymer in commenting on the initiative said it granted him an opportunity for implementing best practices and that he was pleased to be able to observe the operations of the asphalt plant. 

9 Responses to “Hon Rymer on the go! Tours Herzog asphalt plant ”

  • Hmmmm (17/04/2019, 10:48) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    But this is how we use to do it in the past. PWD had all the equipment, but Politicians got involved and became Engineers and started telling the professionals how to pave roads. So Hon. Rymer, please put things back the way it was, where real paving used to be done in our land. Get the young ones educated on the mixtures and the temperatures etc... . We used to do it before, help us do it again.
    • show (17/04/2019, 20:47) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      That’s because it’s all for show and completely unnecessary and really just a big waste of tax payers money. Politicians don’t need to know how to make asphalt. They need to focus on leadership and management and let the professionals do their job. The amount of travel VIP doing is move wasteful than what NDP did. People just don’t want to see it.

      Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any political party. In fact the party system as it is now is more harmful than helpful.
  • Greg jost (17/04/2019, 11:08) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    This my boss Love this man ambition he is the man that made me and convinced me to to go Forward in one direction
    No Regrets ! Live it up Bro
  • Quiet Warrior (17/04/2019, 12:02) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Hon K. Rymer(D-5), MTWU, is “balling” and doing some effective MBWA(Management By Wandering Around). Since taking hold of the ministry, his approach of assessing processes, practices and programmes; taking inventory of assets, meeting staff......etc is exemplary. This is typically the approach that is taken when taking hold of an organization, an unfamiliar work setting. You have to know what own and what condition it is in before making changes. The territory cannot not be operating from the seat of the pants or reactively. It needs to operate from a central business plan. The Hon Rymer is leading from the front with his personal example.
  • Windy (17/04/2019, 13:01) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have to admit that one night time picture shows a bonding coat being put down, never have seen that done here
    • road dog (17/04/2019, 23:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Prime and tact coats are standard in flexible pavement construction so it is surprising that they are not standard practice in VI road construction.
    • light breeze (17/04/2019, 23:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You probably never see it but I know PWD have trucks that could lay down oil for bonding. I seen them in action already. maybe they haven't used the oil trucks of recent though.
  • watcher (17/04/2019, 13:05) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good to go bossies ignore Sam Henry with his piss
  • Public Safety (17/04/2019, 23:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are not the folks in the picture not wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), ie, steel toe shoes, hard hats, eye protection........etc.


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