Tuesday 31 March, 2020

PM provides updates on St Jude, HIA and Pearl of the Caribbean

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet posted the following to his Facebook account today, September 11, 2019:

"After last week's first-ever Cabinet Meeting in Vieux Fort, the Cabinet of Ministers visited several key development sites to receive updates.

The projects visited were as follows:

The St. Jude Hospital Reconstruction site:
This project will deliver a 90-bed facility that will cater for both inpatient and outpatient services. The Project involves the construction of:

1)A new wing to incorporate all the functions and services of the existing East and Surgical Wings.

2) Integration through retrofitting of some existing buildings to achieve a fully functioning hospital to match the services of a level 4 facility; and

3) Revision of the internal layout of buildings to be integrated for functional efficiency and compliance to minimum standards.

The new Hewanorra International Airport:
This project will significantly improve air-side and airfield operations to include a new air traffic control tower (elevating over 100ft), five new parking aprons with connecting air bridges to a 337,000 sq ft. terminal building and new road infrastructure and traffic management system. The new HIA will complement national efforts geared towards positioning Saint Lucia as one of the best in the region. The project incorporates a 30-year master plan for HIA will improve efficiencies and transform the customer journey
and experience.

The Pearl of the Caribbean (Phase 1):
Work on this project is progressing on schedule with the first racing event slated for this National Day, December 13th 2019. Over 250 Saint Lucians and numerous contractors have benefited from employment on this project. Also, training for local jockeys has already commenced in preparation for the numerous opportunities that this project will create in the local, regional and international equine industry."

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