Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that physical works are expected to begin in the next several weeks on the construction of homes for residents of Petite Savanne.
The community was severely affected by Tropical Storm Erika August 27, 2015 and residents had to be evacuated from that community which was deemed unsafe.
“In regards to the wider community of Petite Savanne we are working on a number of issues there. I think in the next several weeks we will start actual physical works and even start the construction of homes,” Skerrit said.
According to him, the government of Venezuela has signed a contract with a company for 100 homes with 50 already on the island.
“All of the other homes have been constructed and awaiting shipment from Venezuela,” he stated.
He stated there was a delay but this due to the fact that the government was “properly advised on the layout of those areas in terms of the roads and so forth.”
“We have to ensure that we build a community…,” he noted.
Land has already been secured for the building of the new Petite Savanne in Bellevue Chopin.
The government has already announced evacuees from Dibique will be moving into their new homes by Easter.