The Government of Saint Lucia has transitioned into Phase 3 of its COVID-19 response strategy, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced.
On his official Facebook page on Monday, Chastanet said this is the Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan.
“This plan is the collective effort of a multi-stakeholder committee, comprising of private and public sectors and civil society, who responded to the call to assist our country in a time when our mutual creativity was most needed,” he explained.
And Chastanet described the initiative as forming the backbone of Saint Lucia’s economic response to COVID-19.
He explained that it focuses on safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of every Saint Lucian.
“The Plan is anchored on six response strategies: three recoveries and three resilience strategies,” the PM observed.
”Budgeted at an estimated cost of $548 Million, the Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan represents the bold and unwavering commitment of the Government of Saint Lucia to spare no effort in ensuring that we safeguard the development gains that we have made over the past four decades since post-independence,” Chastanet stated.
He asserted that the plan seeks to leave no one or sector behind.
Chastanet said it focuses on stimulating Saint Lucia’s economy to ensure livelihoods are protected and the business sector is supported.
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