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Gov’t to improve drainage systems in Castries


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(GIS) – The Government of Saint Lucia recently launched a programme aimed at improving the drainage systems in flood prone areas throughout Castries south east.

The program places special emphasis on the Bexon/Marc area.

During the program launch, constituents were able to hear directly from the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Infrastructure and the lead project consultant on the plans to minimize flooding in the area.

Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Hon. Guy Joseph, said: “I remain committed to finding solutions to the flooding problems faced by the residents of Castries South East. I am not promising that this initial project will completely end flooding within the constituency, but projects like these will go a long way in minimizing the destruction to property and life, as well as reducing the inconvenience that constituents face after heavy rainfall.”

The programme was launched on Feb. 20.

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  1. Only an idiot and ignorant person or maybe over ambitious individual would think he /she can actually stop flooding in a flooding plain. Is my tax paying money suppose to go to protect squatters? Those persons got to buy the land for 10 cents a sq/ft and now they crying. The place is a flood plain. A river HAS to flood it's surroundings. That area should have only been used for agriculture. And please don't tell me there is another consultancy. To me there was Mott Mc Donald recently being pd a hefty sum under DVRP to do the same study. GET THOSE PPL OUT OF THE FLOOD PLAIN.

    • Exactly. They pay 10cents a square foot yet my tax dollars going to protect them in a place they shouldn't be while I cannot afford to buy land. Hell of a thing.

  2. oh boy lester back in guys contract awards...... I would be smiling too if I were either of them.

  3. every little bit helps - thank you


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