PRESS RELEASE – The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) has received a EURO €347,587 grant from the European Union (EU) for an intra-regional cooperation program on water between Saint Lucia and Martinique.
Provided via the 10th European Development Fund, the assistance will partner the Syndicat International du Centre et du Sud de la Martinique (SCISM) and WASCO on a program that aims to develop WASCO’s capacity to improve its quality of service and viability.
The program is intended to achieve these four key goals.
Last week, a delegation from Martinique visited with the Minister for Sustainable Development, Science and Technology, Sen. Hon. Dr. James Fletcher, to enable the first goal—developing a methodology for the development of a water and sewerage master plan.
The remaining goals are: to develop asset management strategies through proper inventory management and assessment; to formulate guidelines and orientations for a risk management plan; and to detail terms of reference for procuring services in order to address deficiencies indentified during the development of the master plan.
The program goals are slated for completion by the period 2015/2016.