A web portal has been set up for Vancouver Island companies bidding on seismic upgrades for three dams, each valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The work aims to ensure the dams near Campbell River will survive a major earthquake. All three dams are more than 70 years old.
These long-planned projects will deliver jobs for skilled trades, use materials from local suppliers and hire local services, the B.C. government said. Their massive scope is expected to help the Island recover from economic setbacks caused by the pandemic.
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