Residents of George Charles Boulevard in Marchand can enjoy an improved quality of life with the opening to a new public restroom today.
The Boulevard Comfort Station was officially opened by the St Lucia Social Development Fund and the Castries Constituency Council during a ceremony this morning.
Also in attendance were the Minister of Equity, Lennard Montoute and the Parliamentary Representative for Castries-East, Phillip J Pierre.
The comfort station includes toilet facilities, showers and a laundry.
Mr Pierre said the facility was a long-term dream of the residents.
“It was a facility that was requested by the people of the George Charles Boulevard because of the obvious issues as they relate to disposal of waste,” Pierre said.
He thanked the SSDF for making the facility a priority and urged the residents to take good care of the station.
Minister Montoute told the residents it was their responsibility to ensure the upkeep of the facility.
“while we are happy to see the commissioning of this facility, let me just add my voice to encourage you as residents to recognize that this facility is yours and as such after it has been handed over today, it is your responsibility to put the necessary arrangements in place to ensure that it is kept in proper working condition,” Montoute said.
The comfort station was built at a cost of over $700 thousand with 95 percent of the funding coming from the Caribbean Development Bank.