Dominica: The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica signed the International Airport construction agreement with the Montreal Management Consultants Est Ltd (MMCE) at Windsor Park Stadium on Wednesday.
Dominica’s President – Charles Savarin, Prime Minister – Roosevelt Skerrit and several other cabinet ministers including Anthony Haiden – Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Management Consultants Est Ltd (MMCE) was present on the occasion of the signing ceremony.
While addressing the attendees, PM Skerrit stated that 9 June 2021 would be remembered as when Dominica chose a bold step towards realizing a remarkable country’s
extraordinary transformation for its citizen.
PM Skerrit cited that the International Airport of Dominica will connect the island country directly to Europe and the United States of America by 2025.
“Today, we have fulfilled our promise with the people of Dominica, and it’s a proud moment for the island,” stated Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
He further informed that the new airport would be equipped with air bridges and fully outfitted to receive international passengers airplanes and cargo aircrafts.
PM Skerrit noted that the construction project would be executed in five phases and is estimated over 1 billion Eastern Caribbean dollars. The project is anticipated to complete in five years.
He cited that this airport project would meet the new resilience construction standards of Dominica and that it is estimated that around 3000 people would get employment during the construction phase.
The prime minister noted that even after the completion, the International Airport will provide extensive employment in all sectors and provide opportunities for goods providers
He added that this airport would lead Dominica as a part of a broader economy and contribute to the region’s growth and development. PM said it would also open connections for regional & international tourism.
“This airport would create impetus for new industries to develop and thrive. In 2019 and it would lead to both economic and social growth of the nation. The government is building a dynamic Dominica.”
He further praised the efforts of everyone who is working at different levels on the airport project. He appreciated the efforts of Dr Anthony Hayden for their partnership & contribution to the development of the nation.