Ongoing Capital Projects Amount to Over 256 Million Dollars, Says Public Infrastructure Minister
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 1, 2019 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has shown its commitment to the socio-economic development of St. Kitts and Nevis with its multimillion dollar investments into various public infrastructure projects.
The Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, Minister of Public Infrastructure, announced in the Federal Parliament on July 30, 2019, that “the total cost of all the capital projects being undertaken at present amount to approximately 256,890,000 XCD.”
Some of the major projects that are ongoing are: The construction of the second cruise pier; phase two of the island main road project; the fisheries break water project; and major works at Old Road Bay.
Minister Liburd went on to outline the benefits of the projects with respect to the employment of subcontractors.
“A part of this phase two of the island main road project, there are some 15 local subcontractors that will be engaged. To date, some nine of the 15 subcontractors to be engaged are in the job and that will amount to approximately 7.8 million dollars out of a total of some 15 million dollars.”
This continuous investment into the public infrastructure of the country is a push towards further modernizing the Federation not only from a social point of view in terms of the betterment of the society but also from an economic point of view in terms of modernizing and expanding for even greater tourism and other ventures.