St. Kitts – Nevis PM – Denzil Douglas
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 14, 2012 (CUOPM)
The St. Kitts Agro-Tourism project, expected to become a major tourist attraction should be completed by June next year.
The project, now under construction has been described by St. Kitts and Nevis‘ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas as “an outstanding example of the wonderful interplay and symbiosis between agriculture and tourism in this country ““ two pillars of this nation’s social and economic well-being.”
“I again draw this project to your attention because it is proceeding so quickly and so well, and because it holds such potential in all of the areas that I have outlined in earlier programmes ““ its special appeal to locals; its special appeal to visitors; the health benefits associated with expanded availability of locally grown herbal teas; heightened awareness of ancient African and Chinese nature-based wisdom and the magic of solar energy,” said Prime Minister Douglas during Tuesday’s weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”
Pointing out that there is every expectation that the 20-acre project will be completed by June of next year, Dr. Douglas noted that persons who have been in the Sir Gilles area, of late, are sure to have seen the massive metal columns outlining the vertical supports and roof-lines of 16,000 square foot structure that will become the greenhouse.
“The mere optics at this site instantly give one a sense of the reach and scope of this project, and I very much look forward to the day when old and young alike, from throughout the Federation, will be able to stroll through the botanical gardens which will emerge at this site, enjoying the beauty of it all, even as they gain ever greater insights of its multi-faceted contributions to our well-being as a people,” said Dr. Douglas.
The Agro-Tourism project is been financed and constructed under the guidance of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and when completed the glasss structure will cosist of 1,600 pieces of glass weighing 24 tons and secured by 12,000 screws.