The construction of the road and housing units to begin this summer
Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre has already secured $19,5 M out of a total construction budget of approximately $40.5 M. The final cost evaluation is under process with the support of the Société du Plan Nord. The remaining funding balance shall be confirmed soon since the organization is expecting to receive important support from Infrastructure Canada through its program Investing in Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure.
The project includes the construction of:
- A main facility that could welcome 22 single adult clients or 32 clients under the family approach;
- Three (3) fourplex housing units to accommodate employees from and outside the community.
Thanks to Makivik Corporation and Indigenous Services Canada, some work has already started. Indeed, the footings for the first housing unit were done during the fall of 2018 and are ready for the construction to start this summer. The call for tender is online from March 3 to April 5, 2019. Plus, the sunny season will be busy at Nuuvuk Bay with the construction of the access road for the new facility and the parking lot. The call for tender is online from March 20 to April 17, 2019. Hydro-Québec will be present to connect the electricity along the road and bring it up the hill where the main building will be situated. The electricity poles will be underground to respect the land and the area of this special spot.
All these important steps will set the tone for the official construction of the facility to start off as soon as the snow melts in 2020. The construction will continue until 2021 and the opening in scheduled for fall 2021.
If you pass by the community of Kuujjuaq sometimes this summer, come and visit us at the Nuvuuk Bay site to see the work in progress!