New Kingstown Port can be delivered in May 2025 – PM
June 14, 2024

New Kingstown Port can be delivered in May 2025 – PM

The modern port which is under construction in Rose Place, Kingstown is nearing completion and could be handed over to the government in May next year.

Construction work on the US$170 million Kingstown Port Modernization Project which began in 2022, and has a mid-2025 delivery target date, is being carried out by the Canadian firm Aecon.

Speaking on NBC Radio on Wednesday June 12, 2024, Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves expressed satisfaction with the pace of work on the Port project.

He said unless there is disruption by major weather event, it is likely that the port will be delivered before the end of May, 2025.

Apart from construction work nearing completion, the Prime Minister also said that equipment needed for the operation of the modern port have already been ordered by the SVG Port Authority.

Some of these equipment should be here by the of this year, he said.

The Port Modernization Project in Kingstown includes the construction of a cargo port, relocating a sewer line, and work on the terminal area on 6.5 hectares of reclaimed land.

The new construction will have provision for administration and customs buildings, warehouses, and a container freight station.

Prior to the start of construction work on the port project, the government relocated several families from Rose Place to a new housing development at Lowmans Hill.

The SVG Port Modernization Project is the second largest capital project to be undertaken in St Vincent and the Grenadines.