Switzerland funds $21,000 for new pedestrian bridge construction in Dominica

The construction process of the pedestrian crossing bridge in Pointe Michel will start by this month.

Switzerland funds $21,000 for new pedestrian bridge construction in Dominica

The construction process of the pedestrian crossing bridge in Pointe Michel will start by this month.

The funding of this bridge will be provided by Switzerland government of worth 21,000 US dollars. This brdge will connect hamlets in the village of Pointe Michel. The previous bridge was washed away by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Marking to the day it went washed away due to Hurricane Maria, the Member of Parliament for the Soufriere Constituency, Denise Charles, stated that, “Today is an important day for the Soufriere Constituency, especially for people of Pointe Michel.”

“After Hurricane Maria damaged pedestrian crossing, we have been trying to seek help to rebuild that bridge.” She added.

The MP for Soufriere thanked the Switzerland Government for its assistance to Dominica, noting that this massive donation comes after two other vital projects in the Pointe Michel.

Meanwhile, Denise Charles, while thanking the Switzerland authorities, said, “I must say Switzerland Government has been very playing a significant role towards Dominica as it comes back to our rescue and I appreciate their support as since after Hurricane Maria, they have been very keen on us achieving significant projects in the constituency.”

“And yet again, they are putting contribution of twenty-one thousand US dollars in the construction work of this pedestrian for the residents of Pointe Michel.”

It is also being considered the source of employment for the residents of Pointe Michel as it will engage more and more workers in the construction process.

Honorary Counsel for the Embassy of Switzerland in Dominica, Mr Andy Burkard, also ensured that this continued assistance would significantly strenghthen bilateral partnerships between the two nations.