Edward Lambert. * Sean Douglas/Government Press Secretary file pic

Notwithstanding steady public criticisms the Waitukubuli National Trail is advancing well.

This is according to National Authorising Officer (NAO) for European Development Fund Edward Lambert.

While addressing the commissioning of an inland reception distribution center at Fond Cole yesterday morning, Lambert said that the entire trail has been cleared and work is underway in gathering materials to install facilities along that trail.

“I particularly want to this (Wednesday) morning to refer to one that has been a recurring decimal in the headlines of Dominica, that of the Waitukubuli National Trail. I wanna take the opportunity to inform that all of us gathered here, that as we sit here right at this moment there is a meeting of the steering committee of the Waitukubuli National Trail. At that meeting it will be reported that the entire trail comprising 125 kilometres has been cleared,” Lambert explained.

“…Progress is advanced in procurement of the materials to install the ancillary facilities on the trail, that community sensitization programs are well in progress and that work has progressed on  a mechanism for management of the entire trail come the end of the project in the next 18 or so months,” the NAO said.

The Waitukubuli National Trail is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in partnership with the Regional Council in Martinique.