PRESS RELEASE – In its quest to improve the product offering to its patrons the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation will be completely redesigning and refurbishing its toilet facilities at Sulphur Springs Park.
The work is expected to cost approximately $100,000.00 and will involve the employment of over 15 individuals from the community.
The rehabilitation work will commence on Monday 22, September and run for a period of six (6) weeks. “It will involve replacing all the fixtures and fittings with modern ones; providing wheelchair access to both of our male and female facilities; retiling both toilet facilities to make them more aesthetically pleasing and other works,” reported Soufriere Foundation’s Project Officer, Malcolm Mathurin.
According to Sulphur Springs Park Coordinator, Rawle Louis, “I am very happy that the organization has embarked on raising the standards of the toilet facilities with the view to creating a more homely and comfortable environment for our users who sometimes have had to travel for over one (1) hour without the convenience of a restroom stop. I know that our drivers and patrons will be thrilled with the changes.”
This project is one of a number of interventions being undertaken by the Soufriere Foundation to improve the quality of its service at its various operational sites. Within the month of October, work is due to commence on the Soufriere jetties, while designs for the expansion of the Vending Village at Sulphur Springs Park will commence on completion of the government-funded rehabilitation works of the Sulphur Springs road.
The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation is a community-development organization whose mission is to foster social, economic and cultural development, while its vision is to be a financially viable institution contributing towards the growth of the community’s human resources and a vibrant local economy.
During the month of August, the organization spent over EC$200,000.00 on its annual scholarship programme in which scholarships and bursaries were awarded to two hundred and seventy nine (279) students.