Roseau, Dominica: The government of Dominica announced that the Joe Burton Housing Development in Wesley was constructed to facilitate the relocation of residents on Wesley for the construction of the International Airport.
The government stated that around 37 standalone housing units were built using local contractors, providing employment to over 200 people at the peak of the construction period. Residents have already moved into their new homes.
The government of Dominica shared the update that the construction of the International Airport is progressing. The government of Dominica also shared glimpses of the housing units which will be given to the residents of Wesley for the construction of the International airport.
The government of Dominica, under the leadership of Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, vowed to become the world’s first climate-resilient nation after the country was hard hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The natural calamity has devastated the country with the loss of almost the entire infrastructure.
After the devastation, PM Roosevelt Skerrit and his government started donating climate-resilient homes to the people of Dominica, which could withstand any climate impact.
Various projects such as the construction of the geothermal power plant, climate-resilient homes, roads, bridges, healthcare centres and hospitals have started in the country to fulfil their resiliency goals. The infrastructure has been rebuilt by keeping resilience in mind.
The government of Dominica announced that the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School in Marigot was officially reopened on May 13, 2022. The school, which was heavily damaged during the passage of Hurricane Maria, was rehabilitated at the cost of over 2.1 million dollars.
The project named rehabilitation of the Primary School was funded by the government of Canada. The Government of Canada provided funding for the project, which saw the upgrade of the auditorium, computer lab and library, kitchen, cafeteria, guidance and counselling room and washroom facilities.
A new early childhood education centre and an administrative building also formed part of the project.
Earlier, the government also shared the update on the 40,000 square feet two-floor Marigot Hospital, which will have a 75-bed capacity, as well as a wide range of essential services and modern state-of-the-art facilities.
Services to be provided by the New Marigot Hospital will include Ambulatory Services, Emergency Care, Intensive Care (ICU), Maternity and Pediatric Care, Laboratory and Radiology Services and a Trauma Centre.