PRESS RELEASE – The Government of Saint Lucia is embarking on the construction of Wheel Chair Access in the City of Castries to aid in creating accessibility for differently able persons within the City Circuit.
The project will be financed by the Constituency Development Programme and will be supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport.
A total of fifteen (15) access ramps equipped with hand rails will be constructed along various streets across the City of Castries. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines will be adopted as the standard for the Wheelchair Access Project.
The project will cost approximately $180,000.00 and is expected to change the physical and social character of the city and ensure that the differently able persons have physical access to buildings and other spaces that are used by the public, as well as changes to ensure their access to employment, services and civil participation.
The Government of Saint Lucia will ensure that the relevant stakeholders and emergency and safety agencies are informed of this project in an effort to safeguard and minimize the possibility of emergencies.
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport solicits the cooperation and patience of the commercial houses, pedestrians and general public and wishes to apologize for any inconvenience which may be caused during the project implementation.