Above: St Kitts
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Construction can provide a boost to the economy of St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas.
He said his government has been undertaking an in-depth evaluation of construction-related investment projects in the country, a number of which have already been approved.
“Everywhere else in the world, construction is key to economic vitality” Douglas said at a private sector gala in Basseterre. “We can now state that not only will there be the rollout of these new projects, but we will also be in a position to point to the tangible results in terms of increased economic growth in fiscal year 2012 quarters 3 and 4.”
A recent report from the United Nations projected the country’s economy to grow by 1 percent this year.
Upcoming construction projects in the federation include the renovation of the Frigate Bay Beach Resort and the building of a new lecture hall at the Windsor University School of Medicine.
In early 2013, a new hotel will begin construction at Banana Bay on St Kitts’ southeastern peninsula.