The Ministry of Infrastructure will commence a major desilting project across Saint Lucia in preparation for the rainy season, Infrastructure Minister Phillip J. Pierre has said.
The project is likely to commence by the end of May or early June, 2016, and will concentrate on areas that a prone to flooding such as: Bexon, Soufriere and Castries.
Pierre also said his ministry is due to receive a final report on the Bexon flood mitigation project soon.
The initiative, spearheaded by the Ministry of Infrastructure, was conducted by Dillon Consulting through funding provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
Government hopes to use the recommendations from that report to support desilting and other measures already undertaken to help abate flooding in the communities.
Associate Water Resources Engineer with Dillon Consulting, Andrew Chan, said new bridges with increased hydraulic capacity have been recommended.
Dillon Consulting has used the information gathered from the consultation with Bexon and Marc residents to finalize and present their report to the ministry.