St Kitts Nears Completion of Second Cruise Pier

st kitts cruise pier newPort Zante in Basseterre is one of the top cruise ports in the Caribbean.

By the Caribbean Journal staff

One of the Caribbean’s top cruise ports is expanding.

St Kitts’ Port Zante has reached 90 percent completion of a major second cruise pier, according to St Kitts Public Infrastructure Minister Ian Patches Liburd.

“The dredging works are completed … the padding works I am advised are 100 percent complete and all concrete works are 85 percent complete. The water supply lines are installed, and I am also advised that the pier construction is 90 percent complete,” Liburd said during a briefing this week.

The government has pegged Sept. 23 for the completion of the new pier.

The $48 million cruise pier will be a major boon to what has been one of the fastest growing cruise ports in the region in recent years.

— CJ

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