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June 19, 2002 - The Ministry of Communications, Works,
Transport and Public Utilities has started desilting the main watercourses in
Castries. It started last Saturday, and will run into consecutive weekends with
work on the Castries River, the city’s main drains and storm drains. A number of
roads will be blocked to vehicular traffic to facilitate this exercise.
The desilting exercise is part of a larger 600,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars
project, which includes work on some forty rivers and watercourses island wide.
It is part of the Ministry’s annual flood alleviation exercise, geared towards
reducing lose of life and property during heavy rains. Some of the areas that
will receive attention include the Bois D’ Orange, Anse-la-Ray, Canaries and
Chief Engineer, at the Ministry of Communications, Works, Transport and Public
Utilities Dalton Cenac is calling for community participation to keep drains
free of debris, especially during this current hurricane season. He says,
clearing works after the heavy rains earlier this year revealed a large amount
of plastic bottles and other forms of litter in watercourses. He is making an
urgent appeal to the public to be discriminating when disposing of litter, hence
reducing the occurrences of floods during heavy rains.