Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says construction of the Cul de Sac bridge which began a few weeks ago, aims to strengthen a key infrastructure asset.
He explained that at the same time, the project aims to create jobs and stimulating the local economy through an EC $37 Million grant from the Government of Japan.
Chastanet made the remarks on his official Facebook page.
He disclosed that when the bridge is finished, the structure will reduce bridge closures due to flooding.
In addition, the PM said it will stabilise the volume of transportation by widening and lengthening the existing bridge.
“It will also reduce flooding in surrounding communities such as Bexon, Goodlands and Souci,” Chastanet said.
“Additionally, it is expected to strengthen socio-economic development in the area and make this road more resilient against natural disasters,” the PM asserted.
He disclosed that this new bridge in Cul De Sac is being undertaken by international experts.
In addition, Chastanet said global standards are involved in constructing the bridge.
He said the the Department of Infrastructure is maintaining supervision and oversight during all phases of the project.
“We continue to express our gratitude to the Government and people of Japan for supporting the further advancement and development of Saint Lucia, whilst assisting us with building resilience through the grant funding for this vital infrastructure project,” the PM stated.