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Sunday, April 14, 2024

    SKN TransWater Project Launches Project Preparation Facility Stage

    The SKN TransWater Project’s Project Preparation Facility stage (PPF) was initiated by the St. Kitts and Nevis government as a crucial component of their endeavors to realize the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) goal of the UN and the Sustainable Island State agenda. At a ceremony on March 5 at the CUNA Conference Center, the PPF was launched.

    A comprehensive program for climate-resilient development, the SKN Transwater Project is a joint venture between the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

    The program seeks to improve the framework that supports low-carbon, climate-resilient water supply in order to revolutionize the delivery of water.

    The initiative also aims to reduce non-revenue water usage and incorporate low-carbon, climate-resilient water delivery systems into standard operating procedures.

    “Although we are only at the project preparation facility stage, which we will see the rollout of feasibility studies, environmental and social impact studies, stakeholder and gender studies over the coming months, we anticipate that this project can move to full approval and the commencement of the implementation by the end of 2025,” the Hon. Konris Maynard, Minister responsible for Water and Public Infrastructure, said during his presentation at the project launch.

    Minister Maynard added that the research started at the project’s inception will be essential in obtaining the information required to create a thorough and well-considered medium-term investment plan for water resources.

    Additionally, he expressed gratitude for the GCF’s support in the ongoing development and implementation of the Transwater Project. Speaking on behalf of the entire government, Hon. Konris Maynard said, “I express immense appreciation for the ongoing commitment of the GCF Secretariat, the GCF Caribbean Regional Team, and especially the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5 Cs), who will continue to be our delivery partner on this important initiative in the coming years.”


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