$40-m on water projects islandwide – Austrie

The Government of Dominica has spent over $40-million on water projects across the island, Water Resource Management Minister Reginald Austrie has revealed.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of the Bense water supply project earlier this week Austrie said that over the last two years a number of projects have been implemented with some currently being installed.

“We spent $3.4-million on the Warner water supply last year, in Campbell we spent $1.7-million, in Delices we spent $2.8-million, in Petite Savanne we spent $1.3-million,” he said. “On the water filtration system in Antrim we spent $3.4-million, in Marigot we spent $1.3-million, and in Canefield to St.Joseph we replaced the pipes at a cost of $5-million dollars. In Penville, we are nearing the completion of that project, we spent $2.7-million.”

Austrie stated that $1.1-million was spent in Shawford and $2.3-million will be spent in Grand Fond.

He pointed out that the government recently completed a 500,000 gallon water storage tank in Morne Bruce to ensure the adequacy of water supply to Roseau and the environment. He noted that the project was done at a cost of $4.5-million.

Austrie went on to say that over $25-million will be spent on the West Coast water supply project, which will be extended from the community of Salisbury to Capuchin.

According to the minister the projects are in keeping with efforts at providing portable water to communities and will ensure that Dominica moves further towards meeting the target of the millennium development goals.

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10 Comments

  1. a concerned villager
    July 12, 2012

    what about the famous bridge at bwanef in Penville when are we hoping to see it’s completion is it after a disaster like the one at Morn Prosper.

  2. a concerned villager
    July 12, 2012

    it look like the Penville water project will take up the entire $40-million and we will need another $40 million to repair the roads.lord look over us

  3. Political Watcher
    July 12, 2012

    We just cannot acknowlegde good things. Government has spent a lot of money bringing a basic essential commodity to the country, to parts of the country that require the same. Whilst there is still a lot mor work to be done, there are many other communities requiring an an upgrade of thier system, improve maintenance etc. But when soemthing good is done, let us recognize the same, because if it was a bad deed we would have been screaming. See the amount of comments on this posting, compared to others.

  4. Scots Head
    July 12, 2012

    We still did not hear anything about upper Scots Head

  5. Malatete
    July 12, 2012

    Just in case Hon. Austrie forgot to mention it $21 million of this capital expenditure is provided in the form of grant funding by the E.U. We should always acknowledge our donors in an equal manner.

  6. guest
    July 11, 2012

    and the other side of bellevue chopin where the president of the commonwealth of Dominica has a house?? when ??

  7. Malgraysa
    July 11, 2012

    Ha, ha portable water we had when we used to go to source with a pail. Today Dowasco bringing potable water.

  8. too hard too long
    July 11, 2012

    Remember Cochrane pipes need replacing too. The pipes at the top of the hill are always bursting.

  9. Anonymous
    July 11, 2012

    Thats our VAT money working right there.

  10. wanna know
    July 11, 2012

    can you believe this Dowasco said that a resident/domestic house is oweing them over $2000.00 when by right each and everyone of us in Dominica knows that if our water bill go as high as $500.00 they come by and cut us,i can remember that,that certain resident house never owned that amount of money,so whom ever in this business place want to make a big money God be with them for jackin up people water bill so high…Dowasco check the lord and the Dominican public is watching…

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