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Saint Lucia's water sector is expected to get a boost through a European Union grant in an effort to develop capacity on the island.

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science & Technology and the Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) signed a cooperation agreement with a French organization on December 3, 2014 in Martinique for the granting of funds from European Union in the sum of 347,587 Euros.

This agreement, which falls under the 10th European Development Fund ACP-EU Water Facility, seeks to assist WASCO with capacity development in its water and waste-water sectors through an intra-regional Water Operators Partnership the French partners.

Saint Lucia's delegation to the signing was led by Hon. Dr. James Fletcher. In his remarks during the ceremony, Dr. Fletcher stressed the importance of enabling a sustainable water and waste-water sector in Saint Lucia for national economic growth and development.

He expressed the appreciation and gratitude of the government and people of Saint Lucia for the assistance which will be provided to WASCO under the agreement.
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