ST GEORGE’S Grenada -- The government of Grenada is optimistic that the Grenville Market Square development project will completely transform the socio- economic fortunes of the people of St Andrew’s and neighbouring parishes.
Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, the three parliamentary representatives for St Andrew and Minister for State in the Prime Minister’s Office Sen. Glen Noel on Friday toured the project, which entails the construction of an abattoir at Mirabeau, a modern market square facility and a bus terminus at the former Moon Shadow Park.
“It is extremely important that we modernize the way we handle the processing of meat and I am confident that every aspect of the project will bring considerable benefits to Grenada on a whole,” Thomas said on Friday.
At its peak over 400 persons were employed on the project.
The prime minister’s tour began at the Mirabeau abattoir, moved on to the market and then the bus terminus.
Construction of the new market and the bus terminus is projected two months ahead of schedule.
“The Grenville market is of historical importance not only to the people of St. Andrew but to Grenada in general… I am always in the market; every week I come here to get my supplies,” Thomas said.
The Grenville Market Square project was undertaken to the tune of approximately EC$29 million, with an additional $769,000 spent on consultancy and more than $1.1 million on equipment.
Member of Parliament for St Andrew’s South East, Patrick Simmons expressed satisfaction with the pace of work.
“Almost every morning I would stop here and I must say they are progressing at a rapid pace… This project will no doubt bring great benefit to the people,” he said.