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Second cruise pier to be constructed in St. Kitts by 2019 cruise season

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 22, 2017 (SKNIS): The official Contract Signing Ceremony between the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) for the construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts took place on November 22, 2017, at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI).

The Honourable Ian “Patches” Liburd, Minister of Public Infrastructure, marked the occasion as “one of vision,” highlighting that the project has been in the works for a number of years and deemed it a necessary expenditure for the growth of the tourism industry in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The initial plans for the second cruise pier project, which began back in 2012, laid the road map for the current project, which is set to start by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The construction of the pier is expected to be completed within 18 months in time for the 2019 cruise season.

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