Minister of Finance Hon. Camillo Gonsalves has announced that there are a number of projects earmarked for North Windward intended to build resilience in the face of climate change.
Minister Gonsalves said in addition to sea defenses at Sandy Bay and a new secondary school to be constructed, permanent bridges will replace the recently opened bailey bridges. “Another part of this project…as we speak, designing the permanent bridges that will go across London, Noel and overland,” the Minister explained.
Minister Gonsalves added that not only is construction taking place, but the government is building resilience by fortifying infrastructure designed to withstand the impact of climate change.
“So, when you think about it, houses, schools, income support, support to farmers, educational opportunities…where we are standing here is not just a bridge but it is a part of a package of initiatives over 40 million us dollars designed to lift up the people of this community and put Saint Vincent and the Grenadines back on the path to progress,” said Minister Gonsalves.
The Minister was speaking at the opening of the Bailey Bridges on Thursday, 11th May, 2023. The bridges were built under the 40 million US dollars Volcano Eruption Emergency Project.
SOURCE: Agency For Public Information (API).