THE Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) has signed a contract with the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) to complete a three-month water supply enhancement project in the community of Perou, La Croix Maingot.
Perou has traditionally been faced with an unsteady water supply due to several factors including its topography.
It was identified for intervention under the seventh cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Programme administered by the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF).
The BNTF 7, a collaboration between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL), undertakes poverty reduction interventions in three targeted sectors namely Education and Human Resource Development (Youth at Risk); Access and Drainage; and Water and Sanitation.
Executive Director of the SSDF, Joachim Henry said: “We know that this need existed for a long time, and we are happy that we can now sign the contract to see the commencement of this water project. It involves the establishment of 0.5km of four-inch water mains and of course a number of households will be connected to this line. In addition, we will conduct customary training exercises to impress upon the beneficiaries the importance of water. Water is a very precious commodity that we should not waste. The capacity building component of the project is in an attempt to have a sustainable water project here in this community.”(GIS)