The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Plans have recom­menced for the host­ing of a cer­e­mony to formalize the start of works on the Ti-Rocher Micoud Water Project. The event, which was orig­i­nally sched­uled to take place on Au­gust 2, 2018, was post­poned due to the pass­ing of the for­mer par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Micoud South, Arsene James. Mr James had been in­te­grally in­volved in the com­mis­sion­ing of the project and had been lob­by­ing for its com­mence­ment since 2002.

The cer­e­mony is now slated for Au­gust 22, 2018 at 3pm at the tank site in TiRocher Micoud.

Four con­tracts have been awarded for the in­stal­la­tion of pipes to con­nect the Micoud treat­ment plant to an al­ready in­stalled 100,000 imperial gal­lon tank at Morne De­sir, Ti-Rocher.

The se­lected con­trac­tors in­clude Mr Felix Sa­muel, Mr Gas­par St Hi­laire and Mr Ted Emanuel, all from the area of Micoud South. The project in­cludes four phases and the lay­ing of ap­prox­i­mately 1.468 km of PVC and duc­tile iron pipes, fit­tings, valves and other re­lated in­fra­struc­ture.

A sign­ing cer­e­mony for three of the con­tracts took place at WASCO's Lanse Road head­quar­ters on July 30, 2018. Present were WASCO's Gen­eral Man­ager Mr. Ed­mund Regis, Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors, Mr. Fran­cis Den­bow and Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee Di­rec­tors which in­clude Di­rec­tors Mr. Eglan Flavien, Mr Joseph Du­jon and Mr Paul Joseph. Also present were De­sign and Con­struc­tion Man­ager Mr. Kelvin Em­i­lien and Cor­po­rate Sec­re­tary/Le­gal Of­fi­cer Mrs Ni­chola Ben­jamin. The fourth con­tract is still pend­ing and awaits of­fi­cial sign­ing

The project is to be com­pleted by Novem­ber 26, 2018. Mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans travers­ing the area are ad­vised to ex­er­cise cau­tion along the route.

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