MMCE assisting Government of Dominica in construction of International Airport

Montreal Management Consultant Est. and the Government of Dominica have been working together on the project of constructing an International Airport in Dominica. The International Airport project would cost Dominican Government about 800-900 million dollars for construction and other earthmoving activities.

Officials with PM Skerrit during the signing of the airport agreement.

The MMCE and Range Developments have been 2 companies that have been continuously working in the upbringing of the standards of infrastructure in the Caribbean region with joint efforts. Dominica has been one of the countries where MMCE and Range developments have been showing their skills in construction under different projects, such as Housing Dominica, Brand New Hospitals/Clinics, Luxurious Hotels and International Airport.

Montreal Management Consultant Est. and the Government of Dominica have been working together on the project of constructing an International Airport in Dominica. The International Airport project would cost Dominican Government about 800-900 million dollars for construction and other earthmoving activities.

PM Skerrit, while thanking MMCE for their partnership, said that the International Airport project had been a major project, and he suggested local contractors make proper use of the money that would be earned from the project. PM Skerrit stated that re-invest and invested the funds and, for building their capacity, buy equipment and tools that would be necessary for construction. This has been a major contract for all of them who have been involved.

Dominica International Airport.

The wait had come to an end after the decades of groundworks and postponements. PM Skerrit said on his weekly talk show “Annou Palay” that they have been officially signing an agreement with Montreal Management Consultants Est to start the construction of the International Airport.

In Dominica, MMCE has been playing a vital role in the construction for developing infrastructural projects. Most of them have been funded by the Citizenship by Investment Programme. In a similar way, the International Airport Project would be funded.

PM Skerrit said that the International Airport is supposed to be completed in the coming five years. According to PM Skerrit, the International Airport project has an estimated cost of over 1 billion Eastern Caribbean dollars. The International Airport would be accomodating big commercial and cargo flights from across the world.

While moving forward in the project to construct International Airport, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Missi Henderson highlighted that till present Government of Dominica had acquired 267 properties from various owners of different property in that area. That has also averaged to about 505 acres of land, which is now vested in the state.

Officials during the signing ceremony of airport agreement.

 

While the process of construction Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated that the government had taken lands from people that were coming in the way of areas allotted for the project, and in exchange, the people have been given lands in Wesley to construct their homes and resume their agricultural activities.

Montreal Management Consultant has started constructing 37 residences for families that would be directly affected by the International Airport project. The construction of the houses for the families has been done on the Joe Burton site in Wesley.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, along with other cabinet ministers, visited the site.

PM Skerrit, on his visit to the site, said that they were there on the Joe Burton site. They were building some 37 residences for families that would be directly affected by the construction of the airport. The interesting part has been that all of the 37 homes have been built by local contractors. So that was a major plus, especially in those times, they were all being assisted in one way or the other to ensure that they maintain the high quality of the construction.