Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has welcomed the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment Report.
The initiative is a collaboration between National Integrated Planning and Programme (NIPP) Unit, UNOPS, University of Oxford and the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium of Universities.
“This National infrastructure agenda is extremely relevant and paves the way for our senior government officials (including myself) to better understand our country’s situation,” Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page Thursday.
“Often times we find ourselves focused on delivery rather than planning for the near and far future,” the PM observed.
He asserted that those tools that the Ministry of Finance is now equipped with can now help better manage Saint Lucia’s fiscal situation by prioritizing large scale infrastructure initiatives amidst a time of immense social, economic and environmental challenges brought about by COVID-19.
“Our vision for Saint Lucia is quite clear- to be a small nation characterized by world class infrastructure assets (water systems, waste facilities, roads, hospitals, schools, parks, resorts etc.) that benefit all citizens in a manner that is inclusive and sustainable,” Chastanet wrote.