The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has signed a Financing Agreement with the European Commission for 6.9 million Euros under the Natural Disasters Remedial and Mitigation Measures Infrastructure.
The agreement funds a road rehabilitation project in the south-eastern part of the country, according to a release from the office of the prime minister.
The expected results of the project are two-fold:
1. Improved resilience to extreme weather events of the road between Bois-Diable and White River; to include slope stabilization; drainage improvement; replacement of crossing structures and re-construction of the La Ronde and Boetica River box-culverts crossings, and;
2. Improved delivery of transport between Bois Diable and White River; to include replacement of failed road structure; improved alignment; and rehabilitation of the White River Steel Bridge.
The project will be carried out through the Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports and is part of efforts of the Government of Dominica to source concessionary and/or grant funding that will mitigate the effects of tropical weather phenomena.
The project is financed under the 10th European Development Fund—EDF.