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(SNO) – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has presented a number of projects for the island in 2020, which he described as ‘critical’ for its development.
On Wednesday, a joint meeting was held with all the ministries and agencies which the prime minister said have some role to play in achieving the object of building a new and prosperous Saint Lucia.
He said Saint Lucians can look forward to the following projects in the new year:
1) The full commissioning of the OKEU Hospital
2) The St Jude Hospital Reconstruction project
3) The Island-wide Road Rehabilitation project and other key infrastructure projects
4) New hotel developments in Cap Estate, Choc, Canelles, Choiseul, Vieux Fort and Castries
5) The continuation of the rehabilitation of schools across the country and the construction of new school wings
6) The new Hewanorra International Airport
7) The improvements to Port Castries and preparations for the establishment of the Cruise Homeport in Vieux Fort
8) The new Police Headquarters in Castries
“These projects are all critical in continuing to assist us with setting our country on a sustainable path of economic growth whilst creating business and employment opportunities for thousands of Saint Lucians,” Chastanet explained.
Present at the meeting were the Ministries of Health and Wellness, Education, Agriculture, Infrastructure and Physical Planning.
The agencies/departments present were Invest Saint Lucia, NIC, the Delivery Unit, the Development Control Authority, SLASPA, and CIP.
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