Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (88)

Paudie Coffey


88. Deputy Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the date by which tenders have to be submitted to his Department for the construction of a new school (details supplied) in County Waterford; if a work schedule and completion date for the construction of the school will be published; if he will appoint a project co-ordinator to ensure adequate liaison and progress on the project between his Department and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government which is providing funding for a public library on the site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32334/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A project manager has been appointed by my Department to oversee the delivery of the project referred to by the Deputy. Tenders for the project are due for return on July 15th 2013 and the relevant officials from Waterford City Council have been kept updated in relation to the project progress. Assuming no issues arise it is anticipated that construction will commence in Quarter four 2013. This project is being co-funded by Waterford City Council; therefore all funding queries on the public library should be raised with Waterford City Council in the first instance.