The CDP is aimed at infrastructural development and employment creation and has an island-wide span.
According to a press release, a number of communities have already benefited from infrastructural works under the program.
The initiative has kicked off in the constituencies of Castries East and South, Dennery South, Vieux Fort South and Laborie while the Anse La Raye, Micoud South, Castries South and Central, Gros Islet, Babonneau, Soufriere and Vieux Fort North constituencies are next on the list.
All 17 constituencies will be involved, the release states, with works to begin on the remaining four districts shortly after the commenced projects are completed.
The construction of roads, drains, footpaths, retaining walls and steps are some of the aspects of the CDP.
“One of the greatest benefits of the CDP is that it engages community contractors and creates employment for hundreds of residents within the various communities where projects are being implemented,” the release said.
It further stated, “The award of these contracts and implementation of projects will ensure that the Programme meets its primary objectives of creating employment and improving community infrastructure.”
Over $24.0 million has been committed to the CDP in this financial year.