Castries, Saint Lucia: Prime Minister Philip J Pierre announced that the Government’s request to borrow funding from the Caribbean Development Fund for the Patience Community Water Supply Project has approved by the Parliament. The project aims to enhance water quality and ensure a reliable supply of water to the 1,729 citizens who are completely dependent on these services.
As per the information, the project has been approved after reviewing it comprehensively in the parliament. The Saint Lucia’s government plans to obtain finance for the Patience Community Water Supply Project.
The government of Saint Lucia has secured financial backing of 17.7% contribution by government with 82.3% contribution by Caribbean Development Fund’s concessionary loan of US $1,203,234, which will support the successful implementation of the project.
As per the sources, the project is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 6 that emphasizes the commitment of Saint Lucian Government to ensure proper supply of water and sanitation for all.
The government’s strategic plan to utilize the loan proceeds for settling the existing debt that they owe to WASCO. It reflects the wise approach of financial management supporting the project.
The infrastructure of the project will consist of:
- Rubble-walled intake
- Downstream pumping station
- Raw water pumping main
- Water treatment plant
- Installation of Water Storage Tank
Notably, the Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North – Hon. Jeremiah Norbert embraces the importance of the project. He deeply resonates with the residents who have been voicing their concerns about the inconveniences they have faced. Norbert is strongly committed to the well-being and satisfaction of the community.
Reportedly, the development project will resolve the major issues of water scarcity and tackle turbidity in areas such as:
- St Marie
- La Haut
- Mon Repos
- Wen Development
- La Pointe
For any further inquiry the people can reach to the Office of the Prime Minister at Greaham Louisy administrative Building Waterfront located in Castries, Saint Lucia. They may contact at: (758) 468.2111 468-2184. Can also email at the address: firstname.lastname@example.org