Holetown Waterfront Improvement Project Press Briefing

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Members of the public and the media will get an update on the Holetown Waterfront Improvement Project during a press briefing at the seaward end of Heron Bay Road, Holetown, St. James, on Monday, December 3, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, will deliver a brief address, while remarks will also be given by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Gayle Francis-Vaughn and Acting Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit, Dr. Lorna Inniss.

Consultants W.F. Baird and Associates will also provide a summary of work completed and answer questions from the media.

Work on phase one of the Holetown Waterfront Improvement Project, which forms part of the US$42 million Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Programme, began on October 22, with the placement of the first boulders and the mobilisation of staff.

The first phase of the project was projected to cost BDS$10 million, and covered 1.5 kilometres of shoreline from Zaccios to Heron Bay in St. James. It featured the amalgamation of coastal structures including gyrones, breakwaters, revetments, headlands and beach nourishment.

The aim of the project is to address the risks associated with sea level rise, coastal erosion, general climate change issues and protect against storm surges and winter swells.

Contractors on the project were C.O. Williams Construction.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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