Sooner is better, as the NDP government appears to be poised to move ahead quicker than expected on the biggest capital project in the City of Kamloops history.
Speaking on the Jim Harrison Show, Health Minister Adrian Dix says, the 450 million dollar second phase expansion of the massive Royal Inland Hospital project is on time.
The government was poised to name the main contractor for the nine storey patient care tower in August.
However Dix hints, it will come next month.
“We are just pushing ahead. I am confident in Interior Health and we are pushing ahead.”
Harrison asks, “Expecting an announcement perhaps in June?
Dix responds,”Hey listen, every time I can get to Kamloops is an exciting thing. I’m not going to put a date on it, but I expect to be in Kamloops in June.”
Construction should start late this fall, complete in 2022.
The tower will be located on the east side of the hospital now a parking lot for doctors and other staff.