It has been confirmed on Wednesday that tenders have been received for the works at the Smooth Point at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre.
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher confirmed that the tenders were received by the Department on the May 20th and a contractor is expected to be appointed next month.
He said: “Subject to availability it is anticipated that the contractor is to be on site by September 2019, the contract duration is 12 months and preparatory works on the site development such as dredging had already commenced in 2017 and were completed in 2018.
“The Smooth Point project at Killybegs Harbour, when complete, will provide a 120 metres quay space. The total cost of this phase including preparation, permitting and design costs stands at €6.5m,” added Pat the Cope.
“The additional capacity at the harbour will be of immense benefit to the various harbour users and certainly will assist in the overall long-term sustainable development of Killybegs as the premier harbour in the northwest and west of Ireland.”