The 3rd stage of the Programme for the Regularisation of Unplanned Advancement (PROUD) is set to get underway, with the conduct of survey works in 5 communities at a cost in excess of $2.5 million.Started in the year 2000, PROUD is planned to offer more Saint Lucians the chance to possess their houses and the lands they occupy.The programme is run under the auspices of the Ministry
of Physical Development, Real estate and Urban Renewal.PROUD III will include the neighborhoods of Rock Hall, Aux Lyon, Aux Piquant, Bruce Ville
, Cantonement and Pomme Augier.The job will include boundary surveys, occupational and topographical surveys, production and submission of preliminary and last study plans, and discussion of strategies to the Ministry. Surveys, in the very first circumstances, will be conducted at an overall cost of$ 2,572,530.09. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has hailed the introduction of PROUD III. PROUD has actually made it possible for the development of facilities in a number of neighborhoods across the island over the past 15 years. The Programme has likewise caused numerous Saint Lucians going from squatting on Government lands to ending up being legitimate land owners.Said Dr. Anthony, Through PROUD, we are truly helping to construct our communities. Government is typically blamed for not making sure that fundamental facilities remain in place, but it is really typically the case that this is so due to the fact that the settlement in concern were haphazard and unintended. With this initiative, we have actually had the ability to regularize numerous squatter settlements, and put electrical power, roadways, recreational centers, appropriate drain, and correct garbage collection in place. “Just as notably, we are offering over one thousand citizens the chance to own their land. We are knitting the material of the nation by empowering common Saint Lucians, instilling higher pride and greater obligation in our people. This Government is changing the lives of the bad and susceptible, and taking actual, tangible steps to resolve poverty. The very numerousmany successes of the PLEASED
task are there for all to see. “An overall of 1,038 families will be checked in the target locations under PROUD III. It is expected that an additional 650 new lots will certainly be developed for new housing.La Ressource(Vieux Fort), Derriere Mome, Bruce Ville, Garrand, Des Barras, La Croix(Laborie ), Gorge Poisson,
Sarrot, Bexon, Pays Perdu and Piaye are among the areas that have gained from previous iterations of PLEASED programs.