Talks are reportedly ongoing to reopen an abandoned desalination plant to provide relief during extended drought.
Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst said the plan is for private investors to provide the funds to get it back up and running.
“We are hopeful that the plant, which was abandoned by (former finance minister) Mr (Harold) Lovell and his group in 2004, we are hopeful that we can bring this back on line in the event we have another drought like we are having. It can produce about two million gallons a day plus electricity,” Hurst said.
The nation has been going through an extended drought for about a year, and nearly all of the water comes from the 4 million gallons a day bought from the private firm Sembcorp (formerly Enerserve), which operates a desalination plant.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)