$1-m water project for Shawford

The water problems being faced by residents of Shawford will soon become a thing of the past.

This as the government of Dominica and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) officially signed the contracts for the commencement of a water project for that area set to begin next week.

The project, which will cost EC$1-million, is expected to significantly improve the lives of residents.

Shawford, located in the Roseau Valley, has been without pipe borne water and DOWASCO has partnered with the stakeholders to tackle that issue.

Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford told the signing ceremony on Tuesday that the project is very significant, “since it signals the commencement of construction of activities under the BNTF program”.

She said under the new BNTF program, 33 percent (the highest percent of all project funds) is being spent on water projects.

“They partnered with DOWASCO to implement several water projects on the island at a cost of $4.2-million and today we are continuing the partnership with them,” she said.

The officials work could begin within seven days of the actual contract signing.

The money is being funded through the Caribbean Development Bank.

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14 Comments

  1. En Ba La
    March 14, 2012

    The work of the BNTF continues. It is not a Labor Party thing for those of you running on what new have they brought in besides DEBT with no financial gain for citizens. Citizens are bankrupt INCURING DEBT AND NO INCOME. – BNTF has been there I know since the 80s. The BNTF undertook a lot of school projects back in late 80s with the late B.O. Robinson(RIP) -DNO I had to mention his name I cannot forget Mr. Robinson :lol: showed me how to endorse a check. lol – These people taught me work ethic.

  2. LaPte
    March 14, 2012

    Shame on Skeritt, $27 million dollar palace, yet folks don’t have running water….Wake up Dominicans, wake the hell up. Brisbane is right

  3. FACEUP
    March 14, 2012

    MR SKERITT, ALL WE CAN DO IS ONE STEP AT A TIME, KEEP ON WORKING, YOU ARE DOING GREAT, BLESSINGS !!!

  4. Bense, Anse De Mai
    March 13, 2012

    I am now wondering when will Bense, Anse De Mai and Anse Soldat Village recieve there water project. We block the roads in September 2008 and we are stil experiencing water shortage. There are morning our children go to school late because they have to wait for water to come on. And once it hits 6pm the water goes off. We need help in the north. When will our time come

    • LaPte
      March 14, 2012

      That is an embarrassment to the government,….we export water for geez sake, we spending aid on stadiums and palaces…what the hell..

  5. Anonymous
    March 13, 2012

    bntf is not gov’t

  6. tata
    March 13, 2012

    While they Q ing You working,its the goals that win games.

    • En Ba La
      March 14, 2012

      They met the BNTF in there. Show me something NEW

  7. BIG
    March 13, 2012

    Good to go! 8)

  8. Piper
    March 13, 2012

    I am anything but a fan of Skerrit, but I must say I do not remember that many project being undertaken while UWP were in power.

    I don’t like some of the things Skerrit and his gang are doing, but they seem to be busy impriving the lives of the average Dominican.

    • LaPte
      March 14, 2012

      You are blind….$30 million stadium, 27 million palace, not needed…wake up

    • vanassa
      March 14, 2012

      stop playing name game when gouvernment trying to do something for the country,uwp is no longer there,politics killing DA

  9. Reallist
    March 13, 2012

    SOON is only when the water start flowing from the pipe. One may be hopeful now but you can’t celebrate what has yet to be done.

  10. THE GREAT
    March 13, 2012

    GOOD NEWS FOR THE PEOPLE OF SHAWFORD.LET ME CONGRATULATE THE GOVERNMENT ON THIS VENTURE.

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