Prime Minister and Minister for Finance the Roosevelt Skerrit has approved five contracts for infrastructural works across Dominica.
The contracts total $4,058,770.48 and will cover work in Delices, Morne Bruce, Pointe Michel and Portsmouth.
The Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports has awarded a contract to Jones St. Ville in the amount of $100,352.97 for the construction of a temporary crossing near the White River Bridge in Delices. This is necessary to allow for the smooth flow of traffic in the area while the existing bridge is closed for rehabilitation.
A contract has also been awarded to Nelson Joseph in the amount of one $123, 650.30 for drainage works and road edge reinstatement works at Morne Bruce.
Offshore Civil and Marine Inc. has been awarded a contract valued at $1,399,997.97 to undertake the first phase of cliff stabilization, drainage and road rehabilitation works at Champagne in Pointe Michel.
The scope of work for the first phase will be the construction of seventy-two feet of retaining wall and rock revetment, drainage works on the existing ravine and minor cliff excavation for backfilling of the retaining wall.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports has awarded two contracts to undertake road works in the town of Portsmouth.
DIPCON Engineering Services has been awarded a contract in the sum of one $1,523,108.19 to undertake road surfacing works and associated sea defence protection on the Lagoon Road (from Portsmouth to Purple Turtle).
The Public Works Corporation has been awarded the contract to undertake road surfacing works at Harbour Lane and Rodney Street in Portsmouth.
The contract is valued at $911,659.05
Prime Minister Skerrit announced in the 2014/2015 National Budget Addressed that major rehabilitation work would be undertaken on the roads in Portsmouth. Improving Portsmouth is a component of a comprehensive programme of strategic measures designed not only to enhance the appearance of a major hub for commerce and economic activity but to upgrade and expand the infrastructure in order to attract new investment.