With the La Soufriere volcano in an effusive state, and one scenario stating that there may be an explosive eruption, transporting persons out of North Leeward takes center stage.
Area Representative Hon Carlos James told News784 that while the Chateaubelair jetty has minor works remaining, the structure is ready to accept vessels.
He told News784 that this is not about politics, but about saving lives in an eruption eventuality.
Kelly Glass, of K Group Kelectric contractors of the project, says the jetty can handle a 200-ton crane and two vessels docking simultaneously.
Glass says minor works such as the installation of lights is being worked on.
Documentation for the project stated that the jetty is being built to accommodate roll-on roll-off ships, yachts, and smaller boats used by fishermen along with pleasure crafts.
On April 29th, 2019, a contract worth $5.2 Million for the jetty rehabilitation, was signed between the Ministry of Finance and K Group Kelectric.
The work is funded by the European Union and managed through the World Bank-funded Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project.