Twelve families in Colihaut to get new housing

The contract for the project was signed on Friday morning

Twelve families living in Plat Ma Pierre in Colihaut have been selected out of 146 applicants to receive housing infrastructure to mitigate the impact of Tropical Storm Erika.

A contract to kick start Phase One of the project was signed on Friday by Housing Minister, Reginald Austrie, MP for Colihaut, Catherine Daniel, and local contractor, Holford Vidal.

The entire project will cost E.C. $3.5 million in which allocated lots will cost $162,000, infrastructure $1.0 million and construction $2.3-million.

Austrie stated that the project, in addition to the other development projects organized by the government, shows that the government “is not asleep.”

“So clearly, we have to give those details and continue to remind Dominicans that this government is not asleep, and in an economy, if we have to see what is happening in the rest of the region and the world itself, the world economies is bad, it’s terrible, and for a small country like ours…one wonders how is it that this government, within two years, can raise that level of financing to reconstruct the entire community but really making such monies available in the Housing Sector,” Austrie remarked.

The Plat Ma Pierre site provides 30 service lots out of which nine will be used for this resettlement/ housing program where Petrocasas houses will be constructed.

About 1,675 feet of concrete roads will be constructed.

Vidal, who is a contractor from Colihaut, has been engaged for Phase One which will take sixteen weeks to complete at a cost of $720,125.04.

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  1. freshwaterlake
    May 29, 2017

    Well thank got for Mr. Hector John for openly calling them out on that one. If it is one this the Opposition is good at it is calling them out on where they fail to serve the people. However, it seems all the dlp does is just do what the uwp day they are not doing. Colihaut neglected, most ravaged by erica after PetiteSavanne, give them money and house. one time problem fix. Need to export more agro produce, one time container of dasheen out. but i still waiting on them to grow the economy and create sustainable jobs instead of giving handouts on wednesdays.

    • freshwaterlake
      May 29, 2017

      God, not got**

  2. discreet
    May 27, 2017

    give all your supporters money ,toilets ,money to make coconut cheese bakes and codfish$,5000 $10,000,
    Serious small business ma
    ust go to the bank people cannot buy NEP is no sustainable employment .The people will work and still bey because the wages are too small to sustain them ‘Get more projects like jungle bay and give farmers the business loans to produce for exports open sustainable markets and let the country roll .Stop encouraging vice and malice with CBI moneys.

  3. discreet
    May 27, 2017

    all u hear is PM giving all over the country even to small businesses making coconut cheese and coconut tablet tamarind balls bakes and codfish .Real businesses must face the bank.PM and ur highly paid advisers get real and work to develop the country ,stop making yourselves look like a bunch of jokers. You cannot manage an abattoir and a coffee factory.
    Farmers will take loan to give Dexia six containers of dasheen for export when ministers distribute Moroccan fertilizers to bus drivers and marijuana farmers

  4. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 26, 2017

    More free houses for the Labor masses. You gp boy.

    May 26, 2017

    Mark my words…such reckless policies lead Dominica to turning into Venezuela or Zimbabwe. If you judge how this article is written it creates an impression that Mr. Reginald Austrie is a hero and donates personal money and Labour commits again act of extreme heroism. Chavez did exactly the same thing and see where it all brought Venezuela…

  6. May 26, 2017

    Diaper for single mothers instead of birth control ? seriously skerro, you have lost your mind. why don’t you create jobs for the fathers of those kids wouldn’t that be a better solution? of course Tony Astaphan and that Doctor who is always behind your [ Boo boom] gleudeious- Maximus haven’t suggested that , I guess you are waiting on there approval.

  7. May 26, 2017

    Check it out they are all Labourites getting those apartments, and that is a blatant shame, skerro must go.

  8. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    May 26, 2017

    Does anyone know if these selections of families are made on basic criteria of need or on basis of loyalty/support of the DLP??

  9. May 26, 2017

    Why not invest these large sums of money into projects – which can generate revenues long term? – projects such as –Farm Road Rehabilitation/Infrastructure/Technology/Education/Job Creation/Manufacturing… etc.

    As a result, the Country benefits tremendously — Citizens are truly independent within their own rights to do as they see fit — building their own homes with pride —

      May 26, 2017

      two words, voting buying

    • cloudflarefriend
      May 26, 2017

      government should create policies and rules of law to make Dominica attractive place to invest, so foreign and local entrepreneurs are encouraged to invest and create job opportunities. The island benefits from income tax, social security and corporate tax and of course VAT. In Dominica government uses the island as a personal property and don’t give a damn about economy etc. Simple example of the government’s view on development of human capital: medical facilities are ancient and 40 years behind French islands, all ministers and local aristocracy get treatment oversees…but government buys riot police equipment and tear gas. Hehehe thats the real investment into human capital…Nobody is really interested in massive economic development, because it endangers the political monopoly.

    May 26, 2017

    campaign start early.. money here money there money over there but the civil servants still have to suffer under repressive conditions and poor salaries

  11. June
    May 26, 2017

    no one is living at plait ma pierre so what are you saying dno. Chk your first line

  12. LifeandDeath
    May 26, 2017

    I don’t want to bash nobody getting much needed housing in Dominica. We all recognize that there is need..however, the question must be raised as to why so much need?
    Can Dominicans afford anything on their own anymore? If not why!!? and for the foreseeable future how is Gov’t ensuring that Citizens in low paying Jobs can afford decent housing on their own without having to trade dignity and allegiance to any political party..because I know the Politicians expect absolute loyalty in return.. The need is significantly great and Austrie needs not talk about regional and int’l economies. It is a fact that Dominica is not doing as well as the other economies even if they too have struggles.

  13. Massacre
    May 26, 2017

    These guys here look like empty paper bags.
    After you give them housing, will you give them money to support themselves for the rest of their lives?
    Wouldn’t it be better to create jobs for them so that they will support themselves for the rest of their lives?
    Oh, so you want a dependent citizenry? now I see!
    I guess Stupid is as Stupid does.

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