Construction work on the first phase of the Castries Market Redevelopment Project is progressing as scheduled.
The first phase will include a sheltered area for provisions market vendors, along with upgraded amenities and surface covering.
Speaking to the progress, Mayor Peterson D. Francis said the provisions market vendors will no longer be exposed to the elements.
“This first phase will provide comfort and cater to all provisions market vendors in a uniformed and structured manner. No longer will the vendors require umbrellas or tents, as the entire provisions market facility will be covered,” he said. “The facility will be upgraded along with the amenities. What we wish for is that when vendors return to this new environment, they adhere to the regulations and keep the facility clean. A new level of pride needs to be portrayed as the Castries Market Redevelopment Project, which is part of Castries Vision 2030, aims to positively transform the image and business of vending in the City.”
The other aspects of the Castries Market Redevelopment Project will include a state of the art food court, high-end air conditioned restaurants, a craft market, a box park, a viewing tower, an entertainment area, meat and fish depots, and duty-free shopping boutiques, among other amenities.