MIL-OSI Translation: Project to reconstruct the fishermen’s wharf, Port of Cap-aux-Meules, Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –

Source: Government of Canada – in French 2

Safe access to transportation infrastructure in Quebec and the rest of Canada is vitally important for coastal communities and businesses.

In August 2022, the Government of Canada announced a new investment of nearly $40 million for the reconstruction of the fishermen’s wharf at the Port of Cap-aux-Meules of Transport Canada, an important gateway for transportation, fishing and tourism in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec.

Since the announcement of the reconstruction project, important steps have been taken. Among other things, Transport Canada met with wharf users in the winter and fall of 2023 to inform them about the reconstruction project and to discuss their operations at the wharf and their needs. A pre-conceptual study was also completed to define the project.

The Henri IV Business Center joint venture was mandated by Public Services and Procurement Canada in February 2024, following a public competitive process, to achieve the next key steps. They consist of completing certain studies, retaining a concept and designing plans and specifications.

Once the plans and specifications are finalized, a call for tenders will be launched to select a contractor to carry out the reconstruction work.

Transport Canada owns the Port of Cap-aux-Meules, which includes several port facilities, including the fishermen’s wharf.

The Fisherman’s Wharf reconstruction project will be managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of Transport Canada.

A temporary wharf, connected to the existing fishermen’s wharf, was commissioned in April 2022 to ensure the maintenance of crab fishing operations. The period of use of the temporary wharf is planned during the fishing seasons. The use of the temporary wharf for the 2024 fishing season is still planned.

According to the preliminary schedule, the start of the reconstruction work on the fishermen’s wharf is scheduled for around the end of 2025. They could be completed around the end of 2028. These schedules will be reviewed once the plans and specifications are finalized and the contractor who will carry out the work will be selected.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure not be perfect.

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