A team of officials from a Chinese firm are currently on island inspecting the site of the Public Works Corporation for the construction of a hotel at the Public Works Corporation site, a release from the office of the prime minister has revealed.
According to the release, the government of Dominica and the firm have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, for the construction of a four to five star hotel at the Public Works site.
The release noted that prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, had announced in the 2013/2014 national budget address “that design works for the hotel had been completed and an offer of financing and for the construction was being considered by the government.”
The construction of the hotel at the Public Works Corporation site is part of government’s commitment to making the tourism product more competitive and for enhancing stay over capacity on the island, the release said.
The name of the firm was not made public but Chinese company, ASCG, announced on its website, that it had signed a US$300-million deal when Skerrit visited China on November 8, 2013.
Projects to be undertaken under the deal include “reconstruction of an international airport,” a hotel to be built in Roseau estimated at US$70-million and construction of a new hospital, according to ASCG.