Entrepreneurs to benefit in Phase 3 of Constitution River Project
Entrepreneurs in Hall’s Road, St Michael and the surrounding communities will soon have dedicated facilities to conduct business in that area.
Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment and Member of Parliament for the area, Marsha Caddle announced this morning the Hall’s Road Commercial Village, comprising a series of kiosks, will shortly be built on the banks of that stretch of the Constitution River as part of Government’s Building Blocks Project.
After turning the sod to mark the start of Phase Three of the Constitution River Project, Caddle revealed the plan to develop the area where she noted some entrepreneurs had already started to operate businesses. The Commercial Village, however, is intended to create a more orderly vending arrangement, Caddle said.
Phase Three of the $11 million Constitution River Project will see that section of the canal being dredged and cleaned as a mitigation measure to correct flooding, and to clear the dense vegetation.
The project, which is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and executed by the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., aims to eradicate water borne vectors, as mosquitoes will be unable to breed in the channel because of marine life and salinity of the water.
There will also be a focus on improving the water quality, as there will be exchange of and dilution of any pollutants by the volume of sea water inflows and beautifying the river banks and environs. (GC)