Government in the first quarter of the 2012-13 financial year, is expecting to move ahead with the construction of a four million dollar Roseau River Promenade project.
This project forms an integral part of Government’s redevelopment plan for the city of Roseau.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit told Parliament during his budget presentation last week that the project will seek to create a better and more effective area for people involved in vending of products and services along the Roseau River bank.
“The main goal of this project is to develop the area along the south-west end of the Roseau River bank and to make it more aesthetically pleasing with a safe environment for tourism, recreational and commercial activities,” the Prime Minister disclosed.
Funded by ALBA, the project is intended to focus on the development of facilities to be constructed along the banks of the Roseau River.
The facilities will include vending booths for food and beverage, landscaping and tree planting, a canter livered boardwalk and a retaining wall. An upscale restaurant and mini mall will also form part of the boardwalk feature.
Government’s plan for the redevelopment and renewal of the city of Roseau also involves proper waste management, enhancing the historic district, making the city safer and the installation of facilities within the city of Roseau.