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Canouan residents discuss proposed development of Charles Bay area

Canouan residents discuss proposed development  of Charles Bay area

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Some 105 residents on the Grenadine island of Canouan got an opportunity last week to examine the proposed plans for the development of the Charles Bay area.{{more}}

This was at a consultation on August 27 at the Canouan Primary School. In attendance were the head of the Grenadines Directorate, Edwin Snagg, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Godfred Pompey, and Elena Korach, chief operating officer of CRD Holding.

Elena Korach presented the proposed plans for the development of the area, including plans for the construction of a ring road, the relocation of the market and the library, a recreation centre for the elderly, the provision of water fountains, and the construction of a commercial jetty and a community wharf.

The entire exercise is expected to cost in the region of EC$30 million dollars, over a period of two years.

According to a release from the Prime Minister’s Office, during the discussion after the presentation, the residents generally accepted the proposed plans, but made some suggestions in relation to some possible changes to individual aspects of the plan.

The head of the Grenadines Directorate Edwin Snagg said that he was pleased with the level of discussion during the consultation.

“We heard a number of views being expressed by the residents, and this is always good for the process of social development” Snagg added.

Elena Korach, chief operating officer of CRD Holding commented that “it is vital and important that we keep the residents in the loop in relation to any development work on the island”.

A third and final consultation is slated for towards the end of the year, before the start of the actual construction work.

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