Roseau, Dominica: The government of Dominica has provided an update on the rehabilitation of segments of key feeder/farm access roads in the seven agricultural regions on Friday, May 20, 2022.
The government of Dominica writes, “Rehabilitation of segments of key feeder/farm access roads in the seven agricultural regions.”
This programme specifically addresses one of the underlying weaknesses in the agricultural sector relating to commercial competitiveness and low productivity through improvement of physical infrastructure.
The roads were identified and prioritised by the Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security.
Contracts have been awarded and signed for the rehabilitation of five feeder/farm access roads. These contracts constitute works in the amount of about XCD $10 million at Middle Ridge Feeder Road/Calibishie, Morpo-Macaton Feeder Road/Grandbay, Formie Road/Castle Bruce, Boplan Feeder Road/Paix Bouche and Agricultural Station Road/LaPlaine.
Three other contracts will soon be mobilised at Mango Gutter Feeder Road/Wesley, Grand Riviere Feeder Road/LaPlaine and Cuba Feeder Road/Carholm, for a further ten million dollars.
The government of Dominica also shared an update on the construction of Housing Units in the Kalinago Territory.
The overall objective of the project is the reduction in vulnerability and risk and an increase in climate resilience at the community level.
The specific objective is to contribute to building a climate-resilient housing sector by constructing resilient homes in the Kalinago Territory.
Three Works Contracts, totalling 9.8 million dollars, for the construction of twenty-four (24) homes in Concord, Bataca and Sineku are ongoing. Works commenced on November 1 2021, and are scheduled for completion on June 30 2022.
The government of Dominica provided an update on the construction of two Regional Emergency Shelters at Jimmit and Castle Bruce.
The specific objective of this project is to build two regional climate-resilient emergency shelters (with alternative power and water storage). The two Works Contracts for the Construction of the Emergency Shelters are complete, at a cost of over thirty (30) million Eastern Caribbean Dollars. Commissioning of these facilities is expected soon. Please follow our page for updates on the commissioning of the shelters.