Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Rehabilitation and enhancement projects of the city of Roseau and the town of Portsmouth, Dominica will begin in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
The projects will “result in the upgrade and expansion of the infrastructure to attract new investment,” Skerrit said.
“This initiative will build on earlier interventions such as the Roseau Road Improvement Project which included the construction of the St. Aroment back road, the Link Road and the construction of the Bath Road Bridge,” he said. “The latter along with the Hanover Street Bridge has enhanced the flow of traffic, and entry into and exit from the city.”
The first phase of the Roseau project will include the rehabilitation of all streets to include sub-surface drainage, road pavement structure, sidewalks, utility duct banks and street lights.
It will also include the construction of a cruise ship and ferry terminal, among other projects.
In Portsmouth, the projects include the rehabilitation of streets within the town, a bypass from Purple Turtle to Cabrits, a new bus station and a new administration building, among others.
“The enhancement of Roseau and Portsmouth must go beyond the interventions which I have highlighted,” the Prime Minister said. “The value of the planned investments will be diluted if we do not pay greater attention to cleanliness by avoiding littering the streets, sidewalks and gutters.”