Dominica: Govt to spend $126M on East Coast Road rehabilitation Project

The project, which includes the rehabilitation of 43.3km of road from Bois Diable to Hatton Garden, is being funded by the World Bank and implemented by the government of Dominica through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP). 

Dominica: Govt to spend $126M on East Coast Road rehabilitation Project
Dominica: Govt to spend $126M on East Coast Road rehabilitation Project

Roseau, Dominica: The project, which includes the rehabilitation of 43.3km of road from Bois Diable to Hatton Garden, is being funded by the World Bank and implemented by the government of Dominica through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP). 

The project, which includes the rehabilitation of 43.3km of road from Bois Diable to Hatton Garden, is being funded by the World Bank and implemented by the government of Dominica through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP). 

Four continuous sections of roads will be rehabilitated, including Lot 1- Pont Casse-from to Bois Diable (4.5km), and lot two from coming to fruition. 

Minister for Public Works and the Digital Economy Cassanni Laville noted that this major project is another promise being kept by the government in its quest to build resilience. 

“In our recent history, this has been the largest road infrastructural project in our Dominica. I recall the last similarly project in terms of scope and skill would have been the rehabilitation of the E.O LeBianc High-Way. This project is yet another promise of the government in ensuring resilience in our rod network in the Eastern part of Dominica, “Laville stated. 

The Public Works Minister expressed his satisfaction with the project, noting that his ministry has been involved in the conceptualization of this project and he is happy to see it coem to function. 

The East Coast Road takes into consideration the road going through the Castle Bruce Constituency and the Kalinago Territory. 

Minister for the Environment, Rural Modernisation, and Kalinago Upliftment, and Member of Parliament for the Salybia Constituency, Cazier Frederick, explained that they have been dealing with issues as they aim to ensure the smooth progression of the project. 

The minister went on to note that with a project of this magnitude, “we definitely expect issues, and so we want to ensure that we are on top of the game and ensure that we have a finished product that will be in tune with our move in becoming the first climate resilient country in the world.”