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Pierre Wants Major Advancement In Millennium Highway Project Within Six Weeks

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, concerned over delays in the Millennium Highway project, wants significant advancement in six weeks.

Senior Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Transport, Physical Development and Urban Renewal Stephenson King made the disclosure Tuesday night at a ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Town Hall meeting.

King observed that the pace of the Millennium Highway project, signed in 2020, has been a major concern for the incoming SLP administration.

He recalled that a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) delegation visited for the third time in two and a half months last week because of the government’s concern.

“Last week’s meeting, having sat down and discussed all of the issues with that project, the Prime Minister gave six weeks, six weeks to see major advancement. At the end of that we will consider our options,” the Castries North MP stated.

“We believe that the Millennium Highway is a critical project in the social and economic advancement of the country and its people,” the former Prime Minister told the Town Hall meeting.

In this regard, King explained that there were four options into which he would not delve.

Nevertheless, he told the audience the options would determine either continuing the current trajectory or embarking on a new direction.

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. The facts are as regards this yet another mess of a project is connected to the usual incompetence. The Consultant and Project Manager put the Contract out to tenders with incomplete and extremely poor design and specification documentation. Given the the ‘form of contract’ that could have only resulted in the embarrassing mess that we currently see.

  2. Guess prime minister knows in st Lucia after next 6 weeks there will been next to nothing can be done when ot comes down to progress because the rainy seasons will be here again but like any country department of highways or dept of public works there suppose to be government egineers Workin side by side with the general contrator engineers so nothing goes astray

  3. Another set of excuses. I was told Pierre was DCA approval to repair the roads on the island. Another set of lies from him again. The guy is such a liar. He believes his own lies to be true. Lucians are being insulted everyday by the government – I am not sure why anyone would support Pierre anymore.

  4. Why you eh go sit On minister of infrastructure face. He been in charge since the start of this project. Bunch of worthless and useless ministers. Empty vessels making the most noise. Time will expose how useless and brainless this govt. no difference from the last set of yellow clowns. Send the pm and protest . Damn jen__ss..

  5. yes Mr. piere if there was anything you made sense of is this right there. I understand there is a new site manager because the last one was really not doing their job and got fired. I believe it can be done C.O Williams will have to make their guys work some overtime into the night or have a day team and a night team. Look how the four lane when it was being repaved and also all the way pigeon point the guys were seen working all through the night. Also i dont know if this road will last because the previous person that paved the road still did not do a good job there are still places with bumps and dips which was freshly paved.

  6. and Mr. Stephenson King whilst you are at it find out from your staff why they are delayng peoples transfer from H plates to TX and giving their people who they know that have big companies and those who never did any of the course TX plates before those that just have one vehicle.

  7. C.O.Williams is one of very few construction companies that plays by most of the rules. Overtime, protective gear, paying statutory obligations, attempting to pay their loans, attempting to build to quality without bribing engineers and others. Being a fairly straight company it is not favoured by politicians. I don’t think any politicians security ring wall, driveway or house renovation has been done for free by COW.

  8. @twoo too, this may be the case, I cannot dispute this as I’m on the outside looking in, however to the layman CO Williams is synonymous with sub-par and delayed work.

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