Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 13, 2018 (SKNIS): During the sitting of the National Assembly held on July 13, Minister of Human Settlement et al, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, gave some vital updates on projects that are taking place in his ministries.
While speaking on his recent travel to Mexico, Minister Hamilton announced that he signed an agreement for a ghaut stabilization project which is important for the safety of commuting residents, especially in the city area. He indicated that the project will start with the College Street Ghaut, which is a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians during heavy rain fall.
“This ghaut stabilization is very important to us. The work will be concentrated on College Street Ghaut. I’m sure that you are aware Mr. Speaker that this is one of the ghauts that when heavy rains fall creates a serious hazard to persons who operate in the business places downtown and sometimes shutting off our main road,” he said.
The Heavy water flow of both the College Street and Westbourne Ghauts have been a major issue for decades. The hazzard has claimed lives in the past. The much welcomed stabilisation project is a major milestone capital project as it will be the first time any such extensive work has been done on the ghauts to address the very serious safety hazzard.