Preparatory work on the highly anticipated and much talked about Riviera Hotel Project in Grand Anse, St George has been completed and work is scheduled to commence within the next 30 days.
That’s the word coming from newly appointed Tourism Minister, Yolande Bain-Horsford, the Member of Parliament for St. Andrew South-west.
Speaking to reporters last week Tuesday at the weekly Post-Cabinet press briefing, the senior government minister acknowledged that there has been some delay in the start of the project and attempted to shed some light on the issue.
“People must be wondering why they weren’t hearing anything,” she said, explaining that “sometimes the preparatory work” on projects like this one “takes a little while” but that “when it kicks off, it kicks off with a boom.”
The female Government Minister who was unable to confirm an exact start date for the project affirmed that the “project would start next month” and would provide an opportunity for Grenadians to find employment.
She also announced that preparations are also ongoing for the development of the Levera Resort Development Project located alongside the Levera National Park in the parish of St Patrick.
Minister Bain-Horsford noted that “it is a lucrative project,” which is “registered under the Citizen by Investment (CBI) programme” and is seen as a “very good” venture for the northern part of the country.
She gave assurance that the ruling New National Party (NNP) which campaigned on the platform of jobs and an influx of foreign investors is pushing hard to get it on stream.”
She said, “negotiations are going very well” and government is hoping to have things in place “very soon.”