Dominica: The popular Champagne Beach ready for an Upgrade

In an agreement with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), the government of Dominica is all set to upgrade the famous Champagne Beach Facility at a cost of EC 1.5 million.

Dominica: The popular Champagne Beach ready for an Upgrade
Dominica: The popular Champagne Beach ready for an Upgrade

Roseau, Dominica: In an agreement with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), the government of Dominica is all set to upgrade the famous Champagne Beach Facility at a cost of EC 1.5 million.

The Beach is a popular location for diving and snorkelling near the Southern village of Pointe Michel and attracts tourists in large numbers every year.

The Caribbean Community and Common Market or CARICOM Development Fund is an institution of the Caribbean community that provides technical and financial assistance to the member states.

The CDF has been focusing on projects like these which can boost the economic gains of the Caribbean in the long term.

Dr Irving McIntyre, Minister for Finance, Economic Development, Climate Resilience and Social Security of Dominica, said that this project will not only enhance the visitor experience but will generate employment opportunities, while in its construction phase and its operational phase. It will also open doors for the local entrepreneurs.

The spaces dedicated to art, crafts, and food will allow the countrymen to showcase their skills and contribute to the booming tourism ecosystem. There will be huge benefits of the project for neighbouring communities and tourism stakeholders.

The main aim of this development is to improve the experience of the tourists who visit every year. An improved facility will be able to house tourists in larger numbers and also give the tourists novel things to interact with at the already popular beach.

This would fuel the earnings of the locals who run businesses on the facility and boost employment. The proposed plan for the new Champagne Beach Facility will feature a basement reception area with vending units, changing rooms and spa services.

The upper levels will also have a restaurant and bar, washrooms and an open area for dining. According to Rodinold Soomer, CEO of the CARICOM Development Fund, the reason that the CDF is focusing on tourism-related projects in Dominica is to improve upon the economic advantages that the country already has in the tourism sector.

This move will be a positive step towards the development of the booming tourism industry of Dominica. The project can be translated into a considerable push towards creating opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship for the residents of the country.

The improvement of the Champagne Beach Facility will lead to the possibility of the establishment of new businesses, the upliftment of the existing ones and an overall boost to the economic prosperity of Dominica.