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.