BUSINESS BYTE: Update of MMCE statement on flooding in Bellevue Chopin housing development

In lieu of the heavy rains experienced last July 28th, photos circulated online showing “severe flooding” situation in Bellevue Chopin.

MMCE is thwarted that such incident happened with prejudice. It must be noted that like any other ongoing project, Bellevue Chopin is still a work in progress.

Through the course of that rainy day, MMCE Engineers were monitoring reports for all the on-going projects, especially in Bellevue Chopin.

To date, 166 families are currently residing in Zones A1 and C1 of the flagship project.

When reports came in that there was “flooding” in A1, our Engineers went on site to take corrective measures. Upon investigation, there was water “ponding” on one road due to a blocked gully.

Meanwhile, the report of water causing erosion in zone C1 was determined to be also because of human error. During the inspection, it was discovered that a load of tarrish was blocking the ditch.

In both occurrences, the debris was immediately removed that resulted in quick dissipation of the water.

Engineers were also mobilized to check on the residents during that day for their concerns. There was at no time any danger of rainwater entering any home.

A resident complained about the water seeping through his wall. Upon checking, the origin of such was a thermal shrinkage crack which is a foreseeable concern in new buildings.  The concern was dealt with the following day in accordance with the structural engineer’s requirement.

As learning, MMCE devised sterner measures with regards to garbage disposal and collection. All residents, specifically those living near drainages, were also urged to properly dispose of household waste.

MMCE, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works, will implement cleaning and re-bottoming of ditches and culverts as additional preventive measures.

As developers, the company strictly adheres in following strict protocols and sustainable building techniques to provide quality of homes and build resilient communities throughout Dominica.

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8 Comments

  1. Clear your name
    August 13, 2019

    MMCE, in your next statement, tell us you have nothing to do with over 1 billion dollars of CBI funds missing from our treasury. Clear your name. Your reputation depends on it. I can assure you that with Skerrit and the Ministry of Finance choosing to remain tight-lipped about this issue, we have no choice than to believe your company is somehow responsible.

  2. %
    August 12, 2019

    Thanks to Patriot Linton, questions are being asked about our money, and to date no one can answer .

  3. dissident
    August 12, 2019

    that is not publicity control
    miserable to say the least!!!!

    that will not clean your image in the public……certainly not for me

    i could never expect company from Montreal to treat us like we are nobody.
    multi-million dollar housing development to make Dominica first climate resilient country in the world does not flood……nobody needs to bring tarish by their house because all grade work is done already…..

    dem man need to pack their bags

  4. Jungle
    August 12, 2019

    A twisted message worded by lawyers. Similar to the convoluted responses from the PM and company concerning missing millions of $$
    Speak the plain truth. I dare you.

  5. Joseph John
    August 12, 2019

    MMCE, Please do not think for a second that the people of Dominica are totally ungrateful. Do not judge Dominicans by the evil and negative attitude of the gang of five ( the leaders of the 5th grade graduates).
    All reasonable thinking Dominicans appreciate the contribution you are making to our housing stock. We accept the rain as an natural experience to learn more about water control in tropical weather conditions on a climate resilient island. Your quick response was outstanding as first responders. That is a lesson and example for builders to follow. Do not sit and lament , Act.
    Thank you MMC.
    Unreasonable wicked people, with their praying mantice attribute are waiting to pounce on everything in sight for political grandstanding because they have nothing to offer but press conference. Their mantra is to harass anyone who is making a positive contribution for the development of Dominica and its people. Just see the avalanche of hared heaped on Sam Raphael by them.

  6. Me
    August 12, 2019

    Poor Enlish MMCE:
    – In lieu of heavy rain?
    – MMCE is thwarted……with prejudice?
    What do you really mean. Unfotunately such bloomers take away from the credibility of the message.

  7. Flat Tire
    August 12, 2019

    How much of our passport money all you have garcon?

  8. A. George
    August 11, 2019

    please hire a communication expert to share your message… you can afford it.

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