More development  coming to Canouan
July 5, 2013

More development coming to Canouan

There is more development work in the pipeline for the Grenadine island of Canouan and the developers, Canouan Resorts Development (CRD ) want to keep residents in the loop.{{more}}

Last week, CCA Limited, the design and construction company of CRD, led by the general manager, Elena Korach, interacted with a group of Canouan residents, to provide them with more information in relation to the proposed development work.

Also in attendance were the head of the Grenadines Directorate Department Edwin Snagg, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Godfred Pompey, and Joseph Burns Bonadie, adviser to the Government on labour relations.

Among the proposed plans is the construction of a ring road in the Grand Bay area, to facilitate the smooth flow of movement and to protect pedestrians from vehicular traffic, while opening up other areas for possible development. Villagers and guests will be offered a whole new pleasant experience when strolling along the main road, with shops and scenic landscaping.

The plans also included the relocation of the library and vegetable market, the construction of new sporting facilities and a temporary jetty, and the provision of water fountains in strategic areas in Grand Bay.

The whole exercise is expected to cost in the region of EC$30 million. CCA has committed to conduct a full environmental impact assessment study before undertaking the development work.

During the lively discussion that followed, it was determined that there was a need for an inventory of skilled labour among the people of Canouan. The residents suggested that CCA Limited also examine the possibility of constructing a recreation centre for the elderly.

A follow up meeting with residents is planned for August this year.