The Ministry of Public Works has reported an over 50 percent enhancement in Dominica’s road network.
Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore was addressing a certificate presentation ceremony for officials of his ministry Wednesday when he made the comment.
“We set ourselves ten years in which time we believe can get our road network to a hundred percent excellent condition, and within five years, 50 percent in excellent condition; based on our performance thus far we have surpassed that,” Blackmoore said.
“No country can go to its maximum potential with a poor road network. A road network in good condition is critical to communication, it is critical to commerce and it’s critical to our economic activity as a people,” Blackmoore underscored.
The west coast road, Roseau Valley road improvement project and the Canefield to Pond Casse road project are among major tasks embarked upon.
But Blackmoore has assured that considerable attention is also being given to the more rural areas in Dominica. The Morne Rachette rehabilitation road project is among those getting the attention. The project, worth EC$169,000, is expected to commence within a week, according to Blackmoore. He hopes it will be completed before Christmas Day.
Blackmoore said Dominica’s improved road network sets a solid foundation for future governments.