Dominica soon to begin work on Loubiere to Bagatelle road: PM Roosevelt Skerrit 

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit announced that the construction of the Loubiere to Bagatelle road will begin soon in Dominica. 

Dominica soon to begin work on Loubiere to Bagatelle road: PM Roosevelt Skerrit 
Dominica soon to begin work on Loubiere to Bagatelle road: PM Roosevelt Skerrit 

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit announced that the construction of the Loubiere to Bagatelle road will begin soon in Dominica. 

Speaking during the press conference, PM Roosevelt Skerrit made a disclosure on the project. The project will be funded by the government of the United Kingdom by way of a grant. The government of Dominica will also receive a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for the project. 

He said that the government of Dominica will soon commence work on the project once the administrative negotiations and processes come to an end. The steps of issuing the contract for the project will be done in the next couple of weeks. 

The prime minister also announced that the work will start in the next couple of months or so. Talking about the details of the project, PM Roosevelt Skerrit said that they had adopted the tender method for the first time and received bids higher than the fund that is available. 

The government of Dominica decided to split the projects into two lots, lot 1 and lot 2. “We went to tender a first time, and the bids came back way higher than the funds that are available. We decided to split the projects into two lots, lot 1 and lot 2. The bids came back again way higher than the funds that we have.”

PM Roosevelt Skerrit has taken a decision with respect to additional funds. He said that Caribbean Development Bank had approved his decision to go a particular route. They are hoping that the bids will come at a rate that is affordable. 

While elaborating on the reason for the higher bids, PM Skerrit said that the reason behind the high rates of the bids is the designs of the road. He said that the talks had been made with the engineers and the reasons were explained. 

He asserted, “What we have done is we have also gotten. Kendell Johnson, who is one of the most experienced engineers in the country, to review the bid document and also the designs.”