Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit visited the Grand Bay constituency on Thursday to follow up on the ongoing project in the area. During his visit, a contract was signed for the first phase of the Balapark / Cemetery Road (Chateau Road).
The contract was signed between the councilor of the village of Grand Baie and the contractor; later, the two swapped the contract. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Dr Vince Henderson.
Construction of the road will now officially begin in phases. The first phase will see the construction of 100 meters of road, at a cost of $107,985.
During a visit to the constituency of Grand Baie, the Prime Minister came to check on the progress of the Mopo Farm access roads project. It is expected that this project will ensure the improvement of agricultural production in the region and help farmers. The project will cost around $1.5 million, which will be financed by the European Development Fund.
Prime Minister Skerrit mentioned that the government of Dominica will take care of the housing needs of the residents of the constituency and try to provide suitable and safe housing for the residents.
He further shared an update on the rehabilitation of the playground in Geneva. He said the project would be completed soon, costing $500,000.
Speaking to the media, Vince Henderson said this was an important project not only for the constituency but also for the community as each person had encountered transportation difficulties and were reluctant to visit the constituency. This road will reduce the inconvenience of local residents; he added explaining the benefits of the route.
He further thanked Prime Minister Skerrit for the swift action taken.
This initiative of the government led by Roosevelt was applauded from all sides. People congratulate and praise the government for this effort.