PM hails Dennery water project

PM hails Dennery water project

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has hailed the ground breaking ceremony last week for the Dennery North water supply re-development initiative, describing the project as ‘euphoric’.

“The difference between not knowing how much water you are going to have and if you turn on the tap there is going to be water – and even if you have water what the quality of that water is, to now being able to have enough water and quality water is night and day,” Chastanet told reporters at the ground breaking ceremony.

He said he was very happy for the people of Dennery North.

“They so richly deserve this,” Chastanet stated.

He said his administration hopes to be able to expedite the project with phase one of the initiative being completed by the end of this year.

According to Chastanet, work has already commenced on phase two of the project.

The project is managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services with the government of Mexico contributing five million dollars towards the initiative.

Phase one of the project will allow for the production of 0.4 million imperial gallons a day of potable water to cover the immediate needs of the population of Dennery North, while phase two will ensure long term sustainable water supply with the production of 1.4 million imperial gallons a day.

The  Dennery North water supply re-development project aims to deliver a safe, reliable and climate-resilient supply of potable water to residents and businesses in the Dennery North area, which has suffered from water woes for decades.

An estimated eight thousand individuals are expected to benefit from the initiative which was a campaign promise of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), which is now in opposition.

MP Shawn Edward expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Chastanet for allowing the project to go through.

“I am extremely grateful that you have allowed this labour party conceived project to go ahead unhindered. I am fully aware that you could have stopped it in much the same way you did with other projects which in your humble opinion, you felt were not beneficial to the country at the time,” the Dennery North MP told the ground breaking ceremony.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Sharon terrell
    February 22, 2017 at 11:56 am Reply

    Its nice it gives me hope that the two parties one day soon can work together to bring change to our country.Thanks Shaun Edwards the st.lucia labor party and our prime minister for letting the project go through a well needed project, Keep up the good work.

  2. 666
    February 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm Reply

    That’s how they should do it, not just kill a project because your party didn’t start it. Country first!

  3. Anonymous
    February 26, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply

    That’s the way to go MR. PM. Country first. Keep up the good work.

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