The Castries Constituency Council will come April 30, 2023 begin the installation of its parking terminals in the City.
This initiative was first announced in 2017 and the current council is building upon gains made including the reactivation of the contract with Saint Lucian based ICT company, Converge Solutions Inc.
The capital city of Saint Lucia has for decades been plagued with inadequate parking and as such this initiative by the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) will help address this perennial challenge.
The new parking terminals manufactured by British firm, METRIC Group Ltd, are solar powered and designed to accept both coin and banknotes and have a colour user interface screen.
In addition, the machine also has the ability to transition to use cards and other non-cash payment methods. Metric Parking is the No 1 UK manufacturer of parking terminals.
METRIC have designed, manufactured and supplied over 60,000 parking terminals worldwide. METRIC won the BPA Parking Technology award in 2015 for the VivoPark solution – for barrier-free parking in retail. www.metricgroup.co.uk
The Minister of Local Government and Housing Honorable Richard Frederick in expressing his appreciation noted” I am pleased that the City Council will finally commenced this long awaited project. He noted that it was a team effort , which demonstrates what can happen when people and agencies work together.
The Mayor of Castries, Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel opined “ this council has embraced an ethos of getting things done. This is the only way we will be able to improve the lives of our citizens and the country. “
The council is pleased to announce the long awaited solar powered terminals.
Public reaction has been positive as many anticipate the positive impact which is expected in terms of easing traffic congestion and improving the ease of doing business in the city.
We have worked hard to see this through to implementation. We will need to continue working together to ensure that it realize the benefits anticipated including improved revenues and employment opportunities.
The full benefits will not be immediate but it will surely redound to the benefit of the City ‘s residents and visitors alike.
SOURCE: Castries Constituency Council. Headline photo: Stock image.