Dennery North Water Supply Project in Saint Lucia

 Photo Credit: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Monday, March 5th, marked the inauguration of the Dennery North Water Supply Project, in Saint Lucia. This project was a collaboration of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Government and the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) of Saint Lucia, in addition to the funding from the Government of Mexico.

This project improves water quality, and thereby health and living conditions of around 8.000 residents of this town on the east coast of Saint Lucia. The project was designed and built not just with today´s urgent needs in mind but also with attention to the long-term needs and challenges of the communities.

UNOPS implemented Phase 1 on behalf of the Government of Saint Lucia, with funding from the Government of Mexico. The project was executed in collaboration with the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) of Saint Lucia. The major infrastructural components include the design, procurement and construction of a raw water intake, transmission pipelines, a water treatment plant, pumping stations and distribution systems. This phase was constructed in a period of less than 12 months.

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, the Mexican Foreign Minister, the Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, along with the Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) and the Director of the Mesoamerica Fund visited Saint Lucia to inaugurate this project along with senior officials of the Government of Saint Lucia and UNOPS representatives.

In addition to the inauguration of the Dennery North Water Supply Project in Saint Lucia, UNOPS will deliver other projects in the region including the new Parliament building in St Georges, Grenada; bridges damaged by the passage of a tropical weather system in 2013 in St Vincent and the Grenadines; along with UNOPS project in supporting the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, Curacao in relation to resilient infrastructure development and planning. Other UNOPS/Government infrastructure and procurement activities in Belize, Haiti, Antigua, Dominica, Trinidad and Jamaica are also in various stages of planning or implementation.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is a specialized agency and operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

 

For more information watch the summary of the project and its social impact in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVJvek2tMZQ