The Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security in collaboration with the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology and the Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO) officially launched the Vieux Fort and Dennery Water Supply Redevelopment projects today.
The launching ceremony was held at the conference room of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport.
Remarks were given by Permanent Secretary Sylvester Clauzel, Minister of Sustainable Development, Energy Science and Technology Dr. James Fletcher, Andrew Dupigny of the Caribbean Development Bank and German Ambassador Stefan Schlüter.
The feature address was delivered by Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative of Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny Anthony. A number of persons attended this ceremony including a representative of the Mexican government, representatives of key Government agencies and ministries, and Vieux Fort and Dennery community representatives.
The projects are currently in the first phase/planning phase. The objective of this phase is to assist the Government in preparing a technically and financially feasible programme of works which will lead to an improvement in the reliability of the Vieux Fort and Dennery water supply systems, which are resilient to climate change and variability impacts. This will result in a medium-term water supply redevelopment plan for the areas, as well as preliminary designs, performance and other relevant specifications and tender documents for the proposed capital works.
Phase 1 of the projects are supported financially by the Caribbean Development Bank (US$150,000), The Federal Republic of Germany (US$400,000) and the Government of Saint Lucia (US$375,000).