(DNO) Several Dominicans are expected to gain employment at PetroCaribe.

That announcement was made by the Marketing Manager of PetroCaribe Ian Pinard.

He told the official launching of the PetroCaribe LPG here this week that currently 16 persons are employed at the facility but that will soon increase to 33.

“This is a step in the right direction and we are taking another step forward. We are expanding a line of products that respond to the needs of the Dominican consumer of petroleum products. This signals our intention to meet the product line of our consumers. We encourage you to buy the products all of which are available island wide because your support will ensure that we are able to serve you,” he said.

He says PDV Caribe Dominica Ltd is seeking to advance Dominica’s expertise in the oil business.

Meantime Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry responsible for PetroCaribe, Ivor Stephenson said the government of Dominica is committed to keeping the cost of living down and taking care of the elderly.

“This joint venture is a result of the coming together of Dominica and Venezuela and it’s a clear sign of the DLP government’s commitment to using creative means to tackle the issues affecting the people,” he added.