The communications arm of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour are clearing up any misinformation on the construction of the Union Roundabout.
According to a statement from the Ministry’s communication arm the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour officially approved the Overseas Engineering & Construction Company (OECC) of Taiwan to commence construction on the Union Roundabout Project which is estimated at $1.7 million Eastern Caribbean Dollars and not $5 million Eastern Caribbean Dollars.
The Union Roundabout Construction forms part of the larger Marisule – Grande Riviere – Union Road Rehabilitation Project under the Road Improvement and Maintenance Programme Phase IV – RIMP IV. The project comprises three (3) components being undertaken the OECC as the main contractor and three (3) sub- contractors.
i. C.O. Williams Construction (St. Lucia) Ltd is engaged in the Marisule to Grande Riviere / Degazon section;
ii. Construction and Industrial Equipment Ltd (CIE Ltd) is engaged on the upper Postlewaite Road to Degazon section and
iii. Skelly’s Construction Services Ltd is responsible for the Union Roundabout.
The Ministry further went on to reassure Saint Lucians that the construction of the Union Roundabout is guided by thorough engineering analysis by the experts and consultation with key stakeholders. Additionally, the project is designed to address congestion and traffic flow challenges stemming from the Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School activity and nearby commercial establishments