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Work on West Coast project

Work on West Coast project (Ricardo Leacock)

Thu, November 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM

The bulldozers have moved in as work continues on the multimillion-dollar Holetown Waterfront Improvement Programme. The West Coast project which began last month and is estimated to cost around $10 million, will cover the 1.5 kilometre stretch from Zaccio’s Restaurant in Holetown  to Heron Bay in St James.
It is part of the first component of the US$42 million Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Programme, a combined effort between the Inter-American Development Bank and the Coastal Zone Management Unit. The work involves  an amalgamation of groynes, breakwaters, revetments and headlands.
The first section of the project, between Heron Bay and Coral Reef Club, is expected to be completed before next month’s start of the winter tourist season. The project will then be on hold until the end  of the season.
Above, tourists strolling along the beach yesterday evening while (inset) a workman washed down  heavy-duty equipment used on the project.
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