$225,000 for Wotten Waven Road Project

first_imgChairman of the Wotten Waven Development Committee Rudolph George and Permanent Secretary (Acting) in the Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports Kendell Johnson sign contract while Prime Minister Skerrit and Minister McIntyre look onRoseau, Dominica – Monday, September 22, 2014 – The Government of Dominica has presented a cheque of two hundred and twenty-four thousand, eight hundred and eighty-eight dollars for the rehabilitation of the section of road at the entrance of the village of Wotten Waven. The cheque was presented at a short ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2014, where the contract was signed between the Government of Dominica and the Wotten Waven Development Committee for the project.The project includes the widening of an existing bridge to accommodate two-lane traffic, the construction of a retaining wall and box culverts and resurfacing of the section of road.Prime Minister and Minister for Finance the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit led a high level Cabinet delegation to the signing ceremony. The delegation included Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency (which includes Wotten Waven) Honourable Dr John Collin McIntyre, Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs Honourable Ian Douglas and Minister for Public Works, Energy and Ports Honourable Rayburn Blackmore.Prime Minister Skerrit gave Government’s commitment to improving the road leading to Wotten Waven. He stated that the money will remain in Wotten Waven as residents from the area will be employed on the project. The Prime Minister said the monies demonstrate the confidence, trust and respect the Government has for the people of Wotten Waven.Parliamentary Representative for the area Honourable Dr John Collin McIntyre is happy to improve access to the community of Wotten Waven.He stated that this demonstrates Government’s commitment to improving the lives of the people he serves in Parliament.The Government of Dominica continues to invest significant resources in the development of the physical infrastructure of the country in particular the road infrastructure. This is a preeminent requirement for the efficient movement of people, goods and the delivery of services. The Dominica Labour Party administration has identified physical infrastructure as the binding constraint to development and as a result has heavily invested in improving the main roads, secondary roads, feeder roads and community access roads. LocalNews $225,000 for Wotten Waven Road Project by: – September 22, 2014 Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 143 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img