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SLTA COUNTINUES TO IMPROVE ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ON PRASLIN

SLTA has started resuming resurfacing on Praslin as of 30th March 2022.Work began in the early morning on the Consolation road, starting at the coco-de-mer hotel and the plan is  Chateau de Feuilles Hotel when completed. It is to be noted that this project is a continuation of SLTA’s intent to resurface all primary and secondary roads on Praslin, aimed at improving its maximum possible road infrastructures.

 

The project was put on hold late 2020 as SLTA was encountering few delays in shipment of material due to Covid -19 impacts, and due to the shift of work done to cater for other priorities given by the government of Seychelles such as work at the new jetty. Regardless, work is now back on track and it expects to be completed in 3-4 months if there are no major setbacks.

This particularly resurfacing project expects to be done approximately 3.5km of road, a significant value for Praslin Island given its size and it will most importantly improve the commute between Grand Anse and Baie Ste Anne.

MINISTER DERJAQUES VISIT ON SLTA’s ONGOING PROJECTS

The Minister for Transport, Mr. Anthony Derjacques’ visited some of our ongoing work projects on Thursday the 27th January .He was accompanied by CEO Mr. Parinda Herath.
Minister started his visit at Intendance were during heavy rain fall in January there was a fallen embankment. We decided to investigate the site and concluded that some emergency work had to be done to construct a wall to retain the embankment. The project is going to be tendered in the coming week
The second stop was at Mont Plaisir where we are enlarging and going to resurfacing about 2.5 kilometers of the road. The project entails enlarging the Mont Plaisir road from the top until the PUC pump station. The enlargement of the road will facilitate the flow of vehicle. The project will take approximately 1 and half months to be completed. The 3rd Project on the list was Grand Riviѐre a new motor able road access. The Project started in 2019 and it was a grant given by the Indian High Commission .This is the 1st phase which is a cost of approximately SCR 6 million. Previously the inhabitants were only using a footpath to reach their homes .This project entails a new motor able access road, boundary wall, retaining wall, drainage turning and parking area.
The fourth project was at Roche Caiman which is another project that started in January. This is to add a third lane from Eden Island Roundabout to Pangia Apartment .There will be one lane going town and one lane going south and the third will be a stand by lane for vehicle going to Intelvison,capital trading,l’escale hotel and others. The project will be completed approximately 2 months.
The 5th project is the improvement on Plaisance roundabout. The project will comprise of a double lane roundabout, pedestrian crossing, and improvement of existing footpath around the roundabout and extension of footpath on the Les Mamelles side, retaining walls, and drainage. It will also include an additional lane from the Roundabout towards Roche caiman. Therefore the Ste Therese road will be widened to 3 lanes. There will be two lanes going towards Roche Caiman and one lane going towards Plaisance roundabout. The roundabout will help to ease the flow of traffic and improve the turning radius for SPTC buses and other large vehicles. The project will also improve the discipline and improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists. The project has been awarded to O Nivo Construction and will take about 4 months to complete and it is costing around SCR 4.5 million rupees
The last project that the Minister visited was Brilliant secondary road. This road is part of our many secondary and feeder roads that we put in our yearly programme to resurface.
Minister Derjacques’ was pleased with the progress on the various projects even though the SLTA’s budget was reduced considerably.

IMPROVEMENT OF PLAISANCE ROUNDABOUT

Seychelles Land Transport Agency has started the improvement project on Plaisance roundabout about a week ago. The project will comprise of a double lane roundabout,pedestrioan crossing ,improvement of existing footpath around the roundabout and extension of footpath on the Les Mamelles side, retaining walls, and drainage. It will also include an additional lane from the Roundabout towards Roche caiman. Therefore the Ste Therese road will be widened to 3 lanes. There will be two lanes going towards Roche Caiman and one lane going towards Plaisance roundabout . The roundabout will help to ease the flow of traffic and improve the turning radius for SPTC buses and other large vehicles. The project will also improve the discipline and improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists.
The project has been awarded to O Nivo Construction.
Depending on the weather the project will take about 4 months to complete and it is costing around SCR 4.5 million rupees

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