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Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - Prime Minister Dr Kenny D. Anthony has appealed for the patience and understanding of Citizens of Castries and the North of the island as major infrastructural works continue to improve the road network, the water supply and flood mitigation.

The Prime Minister is calling on St. Lucians to be careful on the roads and to exercise patience. He said the major infrastructural works in the city and the north “will cause inconveniences and patience will run thin,” but he urged citizens, commuters, drivers and pedestrians that “while the road will be rough, please bear it as it is all for the better.”

According to Dr Anthony, these inconveniences are for the sake of development and citizens should bear patience, as the results will benefit all.

Prime Minister Anthony noted that in this period immediately following our 27th Independence Anniversary celebrations, several major infrastructural projects have either began or are continuing into other phases, while others are just about to begin.

The projects concerned include the second phase of the East Coast Road Rehabilitation Project, continuation of the Castries Flood Mitigation Project, the start of work on the rehabilitation of the Castries-Gros Islet Highway and improvement of the water supply to the North.

The second phase of the East Coast rehabilitation programme, from the La Toc Highway to the Praslin Bridge, started on February 24 and has been continuing, mainly by night, along the La Toc Highway.

The contract for the Gros Islet Highway rehabilitation has been signed and sealed and work is expected to begin soon. The work on the highway to Gros Islet will also coincide with water works aimed at increasing the supply of water to residents of the north via the route of the highway.

Another project concerns the works associated with the $22.5 million water improvement project funded by the World Bank to improve the water supply to the north from the Roseau Dam.

Work continues on the Chaussee Road section of the Castries flood mitigation project and the time frane for its completion has been extended to allow for correctional works on pipes already laid.

In addition, the section of the project along Jn Baptiste Street to link the newly constructed drain to the outfall in the harbour is due to begin by next week.

The Prime Minister says these works will continue and he projects that similar inconveniences will occur when other major projects come on stream in the coming weeks and following the presentation of the 2006-2007 Budget, which is expected in April.

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