Roseau and Portsmouth Enhancement Projects to Begin

Roseau, Dominica – Prime Minister and Minister for Finance the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that work will commence on the Roseau Enhancement Project and the Portsmouth Enhancement Project this financial year. Prime Minister Skerrit made the announcement when he delivered the 2014/2015 National Budget Address on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Prime Minister Skerrit first announced these projects when he addressed a grand May-Day Rally of the Dominica Labour Party on Monday, May 5, 2014. The Prime Minister said, the projects will be carried out in phases.

β€œIn Roseau, the works will focus on road rehabilitation and drainage improvement inclusive of sidewalks and street lighting on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard (Bayfront) and all streets in-between up to Hanover Street. The works will be undertaken in an incremental manner so as to minimize the inconvenience to the general public. Discussions are ongoing for the construction of an administrative office building in Portsmouth and it is expected that the Dominica Social Security will finance the construction and will lease space to the Government. In addition, major rehabilitation works are being undertaken at Harbour Lane and Rodney Streets and paving work will begin on the Lagoon to Purple Turtle section of roadway,” Prime Minister Skerrit stated.

Improving Roseau and Portsmouth are two components of a comprehensive programme of strategic measures designed not only to enhance the appearance of these two main centres of commerce and economic activity bot to upgrade and expand the infrastructure in order to attract new investment.

Ref: GOVPR155/ 2014-07-28

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