The projects – a multi-purpose complex at Morne Tout in South St. George’s, the pavilion at the Roy St. John Recreation Ground in Tanteen, and the St. George’s Market Square – were visited Tuesday by His Excellency Carlos Perez, Venezuela’s Ambassador to Grenada.
“We, as a government, are quite satisfied with the work. The work is advancing quickly,’’ Ambassador Perez said at the Morne Toute site where he met with workers, including lead consultant Leslie Barry and project manager Martin Marryshow.
The ambassador was joined on his visit by South St. George MP Glynis Roberts; MP for the Town of St. George Peter David; and Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Stanford Simon.
Roberts, who is also newly installed Environment and Foreign Trade Minister, said she is also satisfied with the pace of work on the Morne Tout centre.
She also commended residents for the pride and responsibility being shown in safeguarding the site from any potential acts of vandalism. “That is a plus,’’ Roberts said.
The EC$1.1 million complex is scheduled to open before year-end.
Within months, the pavilion at Tanteen and the first phase of the Market Square project are expected to be completed and also opened.
Ambassador Perez said there is a possibility of having a high-level delegation, which could include Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, visit Grenada for the formal handing over ceremonies.
In total, Venezuela is providing $16.5 million for various projects across Grenada.
Apart from the Morne Tout, Tanteen and Market Square projects, others include rehabilitation of the Ford Bridge in St. Andrew; construction of a playing field with a pavilion and community centre in Snell Hall, St. Patrick; and upgrading of facilities at the St. George’s General Hospital.
Venezuelan aid is also being offered in the upgrading of panhouses of Republic Bank Angel Harps, Coyaba New Dimensions and Suzuki Pan Wizards.
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