Debt Swap to Fund Sewage Fix

Debt Swap to Fund Sewage Fix

The Barbados government is working on a more than hundred million dollar plan to tackle the sewage issues on both the west and south costs.

The plan has been outlined by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who disclosed that discussions have been taking place with international funding agencies on ways to reduce debt service payments in debt for nature and debt for climate swaps.

The money saved would then be used to address critical national issues such as the sewage projects.

Miss Mottley was speaking in St. James at the latest in a series of government town hall meetings to hear the concerns of residents in various areas.

A St. James resident raised the issue of sewage run-off affecting the reefs off the west coast over the last several decades.

Miss Mottley outlined how government is approaching those challenges.

Miss Mottley also announced plans for a new sewage plant in Christ Church.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.

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