ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, October 20, 2015 - GIS: Investors of the Silver Sands Hotel Project have been putting a number of measures in place to protect the environment.
Silt traps have been installed in drains to ensure debris generated from surrounding areas after heavy rains are entrapped, in order to prevent the Grand Anse beach from contamination.
Also, dust protection nets are being erected to safeguard areas including a school at the south of the construction site.
Architect Nigel Renwick who heads TVA consultant says Silver Sands investors are going at great lengths to protect the environment.
“What we have done is to collect that debris before it gets to the sea. We take care of it ourselves through trash racks in our drains....we have silt traps within our drains so that the water that then goes out as was seen on the weekend is clear and that's indisputable,” said Renwick.
“One of the things we are doing as we construct is to ensure that like with the school at the south of the site, that we are putting up dust protection to protect the children that are in that school.....”
Three contractors leading teams of about 120 workers are completing foundation work at Silver Sands ahead of room construction expected to kick-off before year end.
Renwick’s revelation dismisses concerns raised by Labour Senator Ray Roberts during a recent television programme.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says he was unaware that investors went to such lengths to protect the environment and says he welcomed their initiatives.