DIPCON Engineering undertakes corrective work to Valley Road

road workCorrective work is now being done to sections of the Roseau Valley Road Improvement and Maintenance Project (RIMP) which was compromised during the application of asphalted concrete during the road’s construction phase.

Public Works Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore, at a Press Conference on Wednesday, confirmed that the corrective work is being done by the contractor DIPCON Engineering Services Ltd, under the defect clause, at no cost to the Government of Dominica.

“Within the contract there is what you call the defect clause. What is happening now is that the contractor is making the requisite correction at his own cost, this is being done at no cost to the state,” Minister Blackmoore revealed.

He noted that the Government of Dominica is serious about ensuring that the RIMP project is delivered with the highest quality and integrity.

“The road itself has to stay with us, so we have to ensure as a Government that the road project meets the conditions and the standards as stipulated in the contract,” Blackmoore said.

The $34-million RIMP project, which commenced in 2011, involved upgrading and rehabilitation of the Roseau Valley Roads, which included the St. Aroment back road.

The RIMP project was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

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12 Comments

  1. Justice
    April 18, 2013

    I am not surprise that this portion of the valley road had to done over because i saw the works being rushed days before the last election to complete the part from Bath Estate to the Trafalgar/Laudat Junction. One way or the other we are paying for it. Blackmore , you can fool some Dominicans sometimes but you cannot fool all Dominicans all the time.

  2. stehen
    April 18, 2013

    our men need work first it is extremely un patriotic that public works is treated like that

  3. Truth Be Told!!!
    April 18, 2013

    :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: It’s way before the elections of 2009 since this road works is ongoing and can’t be completed,this is one of the things used to fool the people in the valley.It has been deteriorating since it was done.What 34 million dollar
    being wasted of which i think the work done is not worth such money.All this incompetent government is good at doing is finding ways of robbing the state.The road is not done properly and will soon be all washed away,people open your eyes! :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :?:

    • riddim up
      April 18, 2013

      yeah dno more like 2008 lol ……
      it maybe finished in 2011 hahahaha

  4. DAMAN
    April 18, 2013

    St. Aroment backroad, at the top, the very end is unfinished.

  5. SadIndeed
    April 18, 2013

    they seem to be rehabilitating the same areas over each year. The DOWASCO will come and dig it up again to do maintenance work after. Anything else we didn’t already know?

  6. Deeply Concern
    April 18, 2013

    Every ting in DA is being fixed..But PMH remains UN-attended!!…The Hospital needs serious renovations..It’s roof is leaking..The compound is in a bad state..The facility needs major constructions!!!..Why have no one payed full attentions to the needs of the Dominican peoples!!..They are in needs of a better hospital and up to date treatments….Roads are being built..Man is dying on it…They not use to good roads..We now have three bridges into and out of Roseau…A big stadium for fun..A high school collage is on the go…Most peoples send the kids abroad to study anyway!!….But the PMH remains in a unspeakable state..
    Time for them to focus on the real needs of the DA peoples!!..$34-million invested on this project?…What about investing some of that on the health centers and prevention Deaths in the hospital??!!

  7. Pedro
    April 18, 2013

    Silence about the airport road still. It was supposed to have been completed in 2012. Admin, can you make inquires concerning this please?

  8. Yam Babawoolais
    April 18, 2013

    Can Curtis Mathew ask Backmoore why it s that the road that he said would have been done at the end of last year is not yet done.

  9. Jay
    April 18, 2013

    Who supplied that asphalt concrete, which now needs to be replaced? Gaddarkhan or Public Works?

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