Farmers of Wet Area in Belles will soon have a much improved farm road which will significantly impact their business.
500 feet of road is currently being constructed in the area at a cost of over $200,000 provided by the Ministry of Finance under its farm access allocation.
Parliamentary representative for the St. Joseph constituency Kelvar Darroux said on Thursday the project will have a significant impact on farmers and the hucksters who do business in that part of the island.
“This is a project that will impact significantly on the farmers in this community because here in Belles we have a number of farmers … as a matter of fact we have an active farmer’s group with over 70 plus farmers. In addition we have the hucksters who come for their produce here,” he said.
According to Darroux the road is being built of concrete, complete with proper drainage. “We realize that a number of roads in this country are damaged because the water sits on the road and so to avoid damage to this road proper drainage will be constructed while the road is being done. Additionally we will also see that the grass on the side of the road will be cut,” he pointed out.
He said farmers are looking forward to the completion of the project. “Farmers in the area are very excited about the project because it has been one that they have been waiting on for a very long time,” he stated.
Fourteen people are currently employed on the access road and it should be completed within the next two months, weather permitting.
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