Director of Information Services
Monday, May 30, 2005 – Prime Minister and Minister for Finance,
International Financial Services, Economic Affairs and Information Hon. Dr.
Kenny D. Anthony will deliver the feature address and officially declare open
the newly-constructed south-west coast road, on Wednesday June 8th 2005. The
ceremony will be held in La Fargue, and scheduled to start at 4.00 p.m.
Also expected to deliver addresses are the Minister for Communications Works,
Transport and Public Utilities Hon. Felix Finistere and the Minister for
Physical Development Environment and Housing Hon. Fergusson John.
The south-west coast road was one of the major road construction projects
undertaken by the Government of Saint Lucia in an attempt to enhance
communications throughout the island and provide the necessary infrastructure
for the expansion of the agriculture, tourism and services sectors.
At present, rehabilitation works are underway on the east coast highway, which
links the capital city, Castries, to the eastern and southern communities on the
In his budget presentation in April this year, Prime Minister Anthony said
“Phase two (2) of the rehabilitation of the East Coast Road entails the
reconstruction of 29.68 km of road from Castries to Praslin (excluding the 5km
currently being addressed) and is estimated at EC$35.38 million. Phase three
(3), covers Praslin to Vieux-Fort and is estimated at EC$26.3 million. This
phase will commence in the Financial Year 2006/07.”
The Ministry of Communications Works, Transport and Public Utilities is at
present working on new designs for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the
Castries-Gros Islet highway.