Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy (second from right), cuts the ribbon to officially open the BWA’s headquarters. Sharing in the moment are (from left) Chairman of the BWA’s Board of Directors, Dr. Atlee Brathwaite; Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick; and the BWA’s Acting General Manager, Dr. John Mwansa (right).
Barbados is very likely to soon have another desalination plant.
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, is suggesting that with the water shortages being experienced in areas across the island, ¡°there is going to be no solution apart from desalination¡± that will effectively address the challenges in the short to long term.
He made the comments yesterday afternoon as he delivered the feature address at the official opening of the new Barbados Water Authority¡¯s headquarters at the Pine Commercial Complex, The Pine, St. Michael.
The project, which saw the new state-of-the-art four-storey building materialise, was done at a cost of $65 million, with $44.7 million plus value-added tax going specifically towards construction costs.
The Water Resource Management Minister disclosed that he has already asked Acting General Manag...