Construction of Pointe Michel sea wall to commence in April – Blackmoore

Minister for Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore has given the assurance that the construction of the much-talked about sea defence wall for Pointe Michel will commence in April.

Blackmoore, who made the announcement Thursday, said that negotiations were on the way for the quick start of the project.

The contract for the $28 million project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank will be signed before the end of March, Blackmoore has confirmed.

“We are soon, before or after the carnival, going to enter into negotiations with the company and then to have the signing of this contract in this month of March and to have the actual commencement,” he said

The Public Works Minister said attempts to get the project started this month did not seem feasible and so, is likely to start early in April.

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24 Comments

  1. dominican abroad
    August 26, 2011

    I want to yhank the government for a job well done i am from la pointe, and we need the sea wall if we need to move the houses move them emenentdomain is for the betterment of the people if you have to move the people tho higher ground move them. i remember growing up at la pointe ,near the sea , at siboulii, we still hyave property near the sea . and if we got to move to build the sea wall so be it, just move to poree or higther ground, and widen the road when the houses are moved.

  2. Love DA
    March 5, 2011

    Mr Minister i would really want to know what will be done with Mahaut with the chines project.
    Please don’t tell me the road will be re-surfaced as it is,that would be bad news for us in Dominica.

  3. Anthony Ismael
    March 5, 2011

    Some of these homes close to the road needs to be relocated so that the road can be extended to accommodate two-way traffic. We have to be more visionary in our thinking if we want to develop our tourism product. I sometimes wonder, who sits in the planning office in Dominica and what is their mind set on a daily basis?

    Clearly, there is no future planning or projections in Dominica. Everything is done on need to basis.

  4. PRAY FOR DOMINICA
    March 4, 2011

    Dominicans are so short sighted all these roads had some sort of wall built, and what happens it breaks down in a storm why because no one has forsight to build something that will be substantial to survive against the odds and time with minimal maintenance. Its surprising more infrastucture isnt failing everything is done half assed and isn’t maintained.

    Look it is just embarassing once again a testament to the fact that ministers, advisors and planners aren’t equipped with the technical know how to plan and execute or even give constructive critic on any proposed project.. Take for example the ones being done by the chinese…is anyone locally overseaing these projects, are the walls reinforced? Is there any drainage being incooperated into these structures? (not from what I’ve seen at Picard) What is to stop the soil or road from erroding?
    Then in 3 years it fails, then it has to be all done again digging the country further into debt.. who gonna pay for it?? Dominicans? with what money the one they barely making??

  5. FOREVER POSITIVE
    March 4, 2011

    The truth I agree with you because them moron and dum-mi-ni-cans think The Minister of communications and works is the Engineer, the Desginer and also CDB. Is when the contract sign and CDB give the money that is when road can start, is not the minister or ministy fault. And I want road to start looking for alternative so they can let the ministry know where they can put alternative road other than where they are and atthe same time if you do get and alternative what is the cost to tax payers. Dominica is a mountainus country and most of our road is on flat land by the sea. Look into that.

  6. B
    March 4, 2011

    It is about time.

  7. The truth
    March 4, 2011

    I hope they either get rid of those home in the road. Not near it! In it! Or push the sea back Yo fix that so called non existent road. That is appalling. It’s about time something was done. I don’t understand how in Dca people allowed to build so near roads. And why the government he’ll bent on building new roads the same small size as the old road. I confuses me when I think of the logic behind new constructions

    • yep
      March 4, 2011

      funny ….these houses are really in the road

  8. hail
    March 4, 2011

    @ miss chin

    i know, they building houses so close to the roads in dominica like there is winter seasons there. so they don’t want’the hassle of shovelling all the snow if their houses are build a little distance from the roads. this thing must be discontinued

  9. Ms. chin
    March 4, 2011

    No homes/houses should be built on the shores of the beaches nor at the edges of the road. Side roads can’t be built. We need housing developement and government apartments.

  10. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    March 4, 2011

    From Lot Bor, the beginning of Pointe-Michel, all the way to Sibouli, the end of Pointe-Michel, including secondary roads in the village, as well. Good job.

  11. jah
    March 4, 2011

    please don’t foegt to put drainage in the plan Mr Blakmoore. Designing a road without drainage in DA, so much for being minister of communcation and works. Were you an engineer sir?, go figure.

    • The truth
      March 4, 2011

      Are you a moron? Does the minister design th road? Is he the engineer who does th designs?

      • jah
        March 5, 2011

        MORON, it is called checks and balances. he is the Min of C&W he has to be able to see on paper what his engineers are going to built for him and the country and ask questions, the buck stops with him and that is what is lacking in DA, checks and balances and hence the state of the country. I guess you do not know what being a supervisor is either, that is what he is to the engineers. They work for him and when the design is put on paper as Min of C&W he is suppose to review it and ask questions such as “what about the drainage” maybe he does not know how to read a design plan, so sorry for DA. MORON! Understand chain of command before of command MORON. not politics but management.

  12. John oh
    March 4, 2011

    THANKS.

  13. roads
    March 4, 2011

    I personally find we lack connecting roads in Dominica. Too many places are accessible by only one road. If this road in point michele is gone then the entire south is trapped. Do not tell me that it is impossible to provide an alternative vehicular path to the city from the south. I figure after the current roads are rehabilitated, the government should take on the task of creating new roads. The standard does not necessarily have to be as good as the most traveled routes but at least we do not have to shut down if there is a landslide or something.

  14. ?
    March 4, 2011

    April and then is Hurricane season?

    • LawieBawie
      March 4, 2011

      So do you think that the idea should be abandoned until the hurricane season comes to an end in November?

  15. worried dominican
    March 4, 2011

    I SMELL A BIG STINKING RAT LETS WAIT AND SEE,ALL OF A SUDDEN.STOP FOOLING THE PEOPLE.GUARANTEE THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AS HE SAID.

    • Just call me miss jackson...
      March 4, 2011

      Another negative idiot. And dominica supposed to move up…. people like u that worried dominican don’t want anything good for dominica it’s all talk talk talk. Talking about u smell a rat, sacway sot. People like u damn if u do damn if you don’t. nothing they do in dominica will please allu them dumb-mi-ni-cans there..

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      March 5, 2011

      So sad. It seems like you dont want the road to be built. Just so that you can say ‘I told you so’.

      Are you one of the Dominicans who are afraid of progress/developement, or are you just negative by nature.

      Bet you’ll be one of the first to make good use of it. Dont forget to comment on DNO saying ‘job well done’ when its finished.

  16. pedro
    March 4, 2011

    The project is a much needed one. However, can we ever trust government on start and end dates for public projects?

    • justice
      March 4, 2011

      Maybe we can maybe we cant but ATLEAST we are happy the road will get fixed and will be safer again

    • Nac Vibes
      March 4, 2011

      NO

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