A new basketball hardcourt for the village of Penville and improved housing for 30 residents are just two of several projects earmarked for that community to come on stream following the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, who will present the 2013-2014 budget on July 24, 2013, made the disclosure at a recent town Hall meeting held in Penville.
“On the issue of the basketball court, that project will begin in the first week of August of this year, once the contract has been signed. The project will be constructed adjacent to the playing field. In the month of August also, we will be assisting an additional thirty people in Penville with housing assistance. This is outside of what we will be doing in Vieille Case and Thibaud,” PM Skerrit disclosed.
The Prime Minister also announced that EC$1.3 million dollars have been approved by the Cabinet of Dominica for improvement work to be done on the Vieille Case water supply system.
“On the advice of the Minister for Water Resource Management, I just approved $1.3 million to improve the Vieille Case water system. We have some challenges in Vieille Case and that project is expected to begin in the next two weeks, once the budget has been passed,” he said.
Meantime the Prime Minister said work on the Penville water supply continues with new pipes to be installed soon on sections of the Penville road. The new pipes were cleared at the port last week.