Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said his government was able to secure some €6.9 million from the European Union (EU) for the “comprehensive rehabilitation” of roads on the eastern coast of the island.
Skerrit and his cabinet visited that portion of Dominica on Wednesday and he told the media the roads are in need of repairs.
“We visited the entire portion of the east of Dominica,” he said. “These roads have been heavily battered over a period of time by heavy rains and landslide …the government is going to be embarking on a comprehensive rehabilitation of that area …basically a brand new road.”
He said the money from the EU has been earmarked for “certain sections of the road” identified by that organization and the Public Works Department.
The prime minister noted that to finish the project a loan will be taken “more than likely from the Chinese government.”
He stated that the loan will go towards repairing the road from “Pond Casse to the Carib Territory unto Pagua and also from Castle Bruce to Petite Soufriere and also from Bois Diab down to Delice and unto the Petite Savanne Constituency.”
“So that we can connect this whole road network and address in a substantial way the remaining sections of the roads in the country that really need to be done,” he said.