Amid concerns over a delay in completing the Millennium Highway project, the Saint Lucia government is considering its options, including whether it can continue with the existing contractor.
The disclosure came Monday from Infrastructure Minister Stephenson King.
“Can we continue with the contractor? Does the grant loan agreement allow us to disengage?” King told reporters.
“If we were to proceed with disengagement, meaning to terminate the contract, what are the implications considering that the project is not funded by the government of Saint Lucia?” The former Prime Minister said.
He explained that it was a United Kingdom grant with terms and conditions.
And King described the current situation regarding the road project as sad.
But he disclosed that the Attorney General was looking at the agreement to facilitate an informed decision that would not jeopardise Saint Lucia’s relationship with the UK or lose the remaining funding.
King told reporters that the original delivery date on the Millennium Highway should have been March 2023.
But the current timeline is March 2024.
The deplorable state of the Millennium Highway has been a source of outrage for the government and motorists.
The contract award went to C.O. Williams Construction.