Govt to roll out infrastructure upgrade projects assures PM Terrance Drew

Govt to roll out infrastructure upgrade projects assures PM Terrance Drew

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Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Several capital projects will be rolled out by the government of St Kitts and Nevis that will directly or indirectly contribute towards the boosting of the economic activity in the Federation.

According to the official update by the government of the twin-island state, these projects will assist the authorities in continuing the public infrastructure upgrades.

This announcement was made by the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, during ‘The Roundtable’ media engagement on July 21, 2023 (Friday). While addressing the general public, the PM recounted a few projected and mentioned that construction of the new Basseterre High School as well as resurfacing of the main road of St Peter’s, are out for tender.

Dr Drew further said that the government has been planning to start the construction or rehabilitation of various other infrastructural initiatives. He outlined that the future projects will include the construction of the new smart hospital, the start of the housing project, road repairs within various communities and the upgradation of the Conaree Playing Field.

While clarifying the reason behind the postponement, PM Terrance Drew stated that the process to commence the project was delayed because each of it had to go through the Procurement Board.

Prime Minister Drew mentioned that all the other sectors will be firing on all cylinders. He was quoted saying, “You will see a number of projects being rolled out over the next few weeks to get the economy going in terms of infrastructural developments.”

He added that the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis would experience infrastructure development with the orange economy, tourism bouncing back, building the foundation to take the nation forward, agriculture, and so forth, moving together at some point.

Along with this, Prime Minister Dr Drew also shared his point on the other important steps to be taken by the government for the betterment of the nation and its people.