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Saint Lucia gov’t signs contract with firm to undertake flood risk assessment in Dennery and Soufriere

By Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and labour

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The contract-signing.

(PRESS RELEASE) – The government of Saint Lucia through the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has engaged a firm to undertake a comprehensive hydrologic and hydraulic flood risk assessment in Dennery and Soufriere, including Fond St. Jacques, as part of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP).

The objective of this consultancy is to develop suitable sustainable engineering designs that will mitigate against flooding in the identified communities.

The Department of Infrastructure, Port and Energy has the responsibility of coordinating and managing this component of the project. A contract was signed between the government of Saint Lucia and Alpha Engineering and Design to carry out the assessment and work commenced on Sept 16, 2019.

A team of the consultant’s surveyors is expected to commence work on Monday, September 23, 2019, in the various communities. Residents are asked to be aware of these activities and to accommodate the team members, especially in instances when they may require access to your private properties for the purposes of the assessment.

The cooperation of the public and residence is solicited and appreciated.

Should you require further clarification related to the project being undertaken, please contact Mr. Amos Hippolyte, civil engineer, at [email protected] or telephone: 1-758-717-3767.

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