Dominica continues to receive assistance for the restoration of the Douglas-Charles Airport following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika last year.
On Wednesday, January 6th, fencing material arrived at the Woodbridge Bay Port aboard a Trinidad and Tobago coast guard vessel.
Benoit Bardouille is Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority.
“As you know, after Tropical Storm Erika, our fencing was severely damaged due to flooding. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has provided fencing material for the airport. Earlier, they brought in 1,800 bags of cement and that will go a long way in assisting Dominica in the rebuilding process.”
Bardouille explained to GIS News the progress made at the airport following the flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
“We have been able to resume air traffic very early in September and we have moved on to turn on the lights for night activities. The next phase is to do the fencing and then more infrastructure works like the apron, taxiway, the runway threshold, drainage and the roadways. There is quite a bit of work to be done and we will seek to do that over a period of five and six months. We are hoping in the interims to do some more work to accommodate larger aircraft,” he said.