By Agency for Public Information
The official opening of the Long Line Road at Belmont, in North Leeward, has set the pace for other developmental thrust in the area.
Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture and area representative, Carlos James said the agricultural depot once housed at Belmont is set to be returned there and this lends itself to the further development of Chateaubelair as a town, hence the need for essential services such as banking to be established in the area.
While addressing the gathering, the minister pointed out that the repairs and construction of the long line road was necessary to aid not only the farmers of the area, but will aid in the evacuation process in the case of any emergency.
The Long Line Road was constructed at an estimated cost of US$3.3 million and was officially opened on Thursday.
The interconnecting road was constructed under the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project.