Pointe Michel sea wall to be completed March 12

Construction at the sea wall

The people of Pointe Michel should see completion of the sea defense wall project before the end of the first quarter of next year.

After visiting the site Friday afternoon, Minister for Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore has disclosed that March 12 is the date set. The project, worth $22-million, includes road development and construction of 720 metres of wall in the first instance. 412 metres of wall should be completed by the end of December.

“In terms of the casting for the footing of the wall we have seen the completion of 514 metres of that component which is very significant the average height of the wall is three to five metres,” Blackmoore stated.

A request for an extension of deadline for the project had been denied earlier this year; but, workers later made “remarkable” progress, from being months behind to one and a half weeks behind, Blackmore revealed at a site visit in September.

More than 100 Dominicans have been employed on the project, 22 of them are from Pointe Michel, according to the minister for public works.

The project will include sidewalks, parking, and provision will be made for commercial activity. The idea is to maintain the tradition of Pointe Michel “to have restaurants in that part of the village.”Blackmoore has said.

Barbados based contracting firm C.O Williams is the main contractor for the project. Dominican company ACE Engineering is the sub-contractor.

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26 Comments

  1. JACKIE GIRL
    April 23, 2012

    GOOD JOB MY PM GOD BLESS YOU ONE LOVE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. :)

  2. December 21, 2011

    Please do something about Roseau.Why has the Government of Roseau neglected it’s facade so much?

  3. Anonymous
    December 21, 2011

    When is the government of Dominica going to pay some attention to Roseau? A nation’s capital is it’s facade. Roseau has the potential of being one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean, but regretfully it has been extremely neglected. It’s ugly open drains and gutters, no parking space, loitering, obsolete buildings and poor sidewalks are really disgusting. Others parts of D/A such as Portsmouth and Saint Aroma look so much more beautiful than Roseau.

  4. Kraft
    December 12, 2011

    I reside at Pointe Michel and I’ll b looking forward to an alternate route from the excess of the sale of diplomatic passports.

  5. Engineer
    December 12, 2011

    Can someone tell me, what kind of corrosion protection are installed on the reinforcing steel? From the photo, it does not look like they are expoxy coated. If not, is there any other measures that are taken to protect those steel in that harsh environment?

    • police
      December 12, 2011

      strups

  6. DE POOR MAN FEELS IT
    December 11, 2011

    THEM POLE-TRICK-STARS. I CAN RECALL MINISTER AUSTRIE,ONE SAID THEY BUILD WALL BUT WHAT WALL CAN DO FOR YOU.BETTER MUS COME ONLY THE POOR MAN FEELS IT.

  7. debra
    December 11, 2011

    anything good that is happening to dominica i am proud it does not matter who or where it is coming from. God bless dominica n my family.

  8. Anthony P. Ismael
    December 11, 2011

    We need to utilize the Eastern section of that area. Excavate the mountain and include commercial activity there, versus the Western end which is prone to high sea swells during the hurricane season.

  9. Anonymous
    December 11, 2011

    I am from the pointe, and , all politics aside we are all dominicans, lets us build the island , with new roads, seawalls , agriculture, JOBS , JOBS for the young people, and hope for the best. and let us stop the figthing among ourselfs.

  10. Prophet2
    December 11, 2011

    Why can’t we keep the money within the OECS, why Barbados, haven’t they profited enough from us over the decades already?

  11. vanassa
    December 11, 2011

    please tell me why is the forine company who always get the big piece of dominica and the local company come after? can some one answer me

    • Answers
      December 11, 2011

      The ignorance displayed in your own question is also the answer!!!

    • Malatete
      December 11, 2011

      Frankly I don’t care who builds that wall, even it was the devil himself. It is being done, finally, and to a very high standard. That is what really matters.

    • Informant
      December 11, 2011

      You should ask why Dominican companies always overbid whenever there is a project. Is it greed? Don’t they learn?

    • December 11, 2011

      FOREIGN,IS NOT FORINE OKAY

      • me
        December 12, 2011

        LOL..I THOUGHT THE SAME THING

    • please
      December 11, 2011

      I can see you slow your spelling
      can tell forine get a dictionary you to coparwazor dominican can build see wall what wrong with those Dominicans that cannot thank god for all the good the goverment doing.

    • no name no warrant
      December 12, 2011

      foreign

  12. LaPointe massive..
    December 11, 2011

    Wow…we needed that seawall in the Pointe…good stuff……good protection for our beautiful village…

  13. December 11, 2011

    POSITIVE STUFF,I LOVE THAT ONCE IS DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR COUNTRY,POLITICS SHOULD STEP ASIDE,GOD BLESS OUR LOVELY COUNTRY.

  14. Hmmmm
    December 11, 2011

    Keep me posted on progress please!!!
    I need to see a better picture than the one you post on DNO…

  15. Anonymous
    December 11, 2011

    nice thanks to all who made it happend.

  16. bigger
    December 11, 2011

    Well done LABOUR POWER THINGS ARE PROGRESSING NICELY

    • Malatete
      December 11, 2011

      you telling us is only labour people that working on that? Give us a break!

    • the_paro 1
      December 11, 2011

      u r so dumb!!!!! do u have a job! is it to talk trash?

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