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Wednesday,  September 9, 2009  The needs of farmers, agriculturalist and residents of various rural communities who have for long been clamouring for better roads to and from their farms will be addressed by government soon.


Government is injecting twenty three and a half million dollars towards enhancing thirty kilo meters of Feeder and Agricultural roads across the island.


Attorney General Dr Nicholas Frederick says project will address the deplorable condition of Feeder and Agricultural roads in several areas including Babonneau, Micoud, Vieux Fort and Jacmel in Anse La Raye.


“The project will involve the reconstruction and or improvement of thirty kilo meters of Feeder and Agricultural roads in various districts around the island. When completed the roads will be of high standard and will include passing lanes, shoulders, side drains etc, so when the project is done there will be roads of high quality” Dr Frederick noted.


The project will be financed through a loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.


Speaking in the Senate on Monday September 7th , the Attorney General and Minister for Justice also took the opportunity to assure the citizenry that the loan will not incur any additional burden on the people of Saint Lucia. 


“The terms of the loan are highly concessionary and the interest rate is three and a half percent per annum. This loan  is very manageable so it will not place any undue debt refinancing burden on the government” the Attorney General and Leader of government business in the Senate Dr Nicholas Frederick.


Dr Frederick says although government would want to address the deplorable conditions of all roads at this time it is unable to do so because of limited resources.


However he says government is committed and will address the condition of all roads once the resources are available.

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