A two-man team from the Delegation of the European Union to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean visited St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently to discuss progress on EU financed projects with officials from the Ministry of Finance.
The team noted that progress on projects generally was good.
The total value of the EU’s infrastructure portfolio with SVG is approximately EC$76 million (25 million euros).
Projects discussed in detail were the Hospital and Clinic Improvement project, and the Hospitality and Maritime Training Institute, which are grant financed from the European Development Fund.
Under the Hospital project the EU is funding the construction of doctor’s quarters at Sandy Bay, Union Island, Canouan and Chateaubelair, as well as new polyclinics at Buccament and Mesopotamia.
In addition, refurbishment work is being carried out at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) and the Mental Health Clinic (MHC).
Site visits were undertaken to Buccament, MCMH and MHC.
The EU team also undertook a portfolio review of all EU financed infrastructure works in SVG, including interventions to be financed from the EU-ACP Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM).
Discussions were held with the Energy Unit concerning geothermal energy development in St. Vincent and possible EU support.
The visit is part of regular exchanges on development co-operation between the Government of SVG and the European Union.
These are all EU projects, just watch the ULP try and pretend they are their projects.
They will claim them as ULP achievements, when the would have happened under the NDP or even the Green Party.
They are Vincentian projects paid for by the EU.
Lets hope that the EU get good value for their money and it all stays in the pot and out of the pockets.
You are so right they all are Vincentian projects. Hadn’t it not been for the government we wouldn’t be seeing these projects. It was never the intention of the NDP to modernized the HEALTH SECTOR in SVG. Most of the modern equipment’s at the HOSPITAL was done under the present government. And more are coming. Yesterday I was at the MILTON CATO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, while waiting I observe two huge boxes in one of the corridors. I believe some sort of equipment were in side of those boxes. We are upgrading our Health sector bit by bit. The paint job looks good, also I did peep in side the PHARMACY and from what I observe they seems to have a good stock of stuff there. TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE.
Please clarify, I understand the projects are for St. Vincentians and the money came from the EU also they were done under the ULP administration. Now, how did St. Vincent get the money, did the EU give it out willy nilly or did the government of the day did work to request it and satisfied the EU requirements? So, if there is political credit to be given, and not sure if there is such a thing. Who should get the credit Green Party, NDP or ULP? It is great the hospital continues to improve.
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