Traders at Apolline Gardens have met Jean Castellini, Minister for Finance and Economy, and other officials, to express concerns about remedial work on the buildings that is scheduled to last for several months.
Extensive work on the development, which is mainly used to house Monegasques, is needed to rectify serious problems with the plumbing and water supply. Residents of the apartments are being offered temporary accommodation elsewhere while the work is underway.
Traders are worried that footfall will be affected and their businesses will suffer.
Mr Castellini, accompanied by Albert Croési, Head of Mission to the Minister of State for the Operation Apolline, Rémy Rolland, Administrator of Domains and Alain Laurent, Deputy Director of Public Works, met the traders on Tuesday, July 25, to discuss their concerns.
Jean Castellini said that he wanted to reassure them about the effects of the work, which he said will be limited in scope, and the solutions that will be implemented. “We will do our utmost to make the inconvenience least impacting for everyone and that each situation is dealt with case by case,” he said.