Petite Martinique project nearing completion

Contractor Edwin DeCaul greets Permanent Secretary (Ag) Gertude Niles

Contractor Edwin DeCaul greets Permanent Secretary (Ag) Gertude Niles

After years of being unable to host their sports meet the Petite Martinique RC School will soon be able to do soas the Sanchez Coastal Rehabilitation and Restoration Project is nearing completion.

The Sanchez area which over the years lost a large portion of land due to rapid coastal erosion is the center for activities on the 400 acres island.

Contractor Edwin DeCaul of the contracting firm Virgin Beach Ltd said upon completion the people of Petite Martinique will have much more than a playing field but an area where they can host different types of activities.

The project which was developed by the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs in 2012 has also brought about some added benefits to residents in the Madame Pierre area.




Part of the stones required were sourced from there, this led to the opening of another road on the island and the development of a number of housing spots.

As the project team works towards completing the project just before the Christmas holidays, DeCaul said the workers are also in the process of digging a pond which will aid in the provision of water for animals, crops and building projects.

A team from the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs led by Acting Permanent Secretary, Gertrude Niles visited the 400 acres island in the past week to get a first hand look at the progress of work.

PS Niles said she is pleased to see the collaboration between the community and the project team and it is important that ministry officials understand what is happening on the ground.

The Sanchez Coastal Rehabilitation and Restoration Project is part of the OCES reducing risks to human and natural assets resulting from climate change project with funding provided by USAID.

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