Resettlement for residents of Dubique is hoping to be completed as early as the first quarter of the New Year; Parliamentary Representative for the Petite Savanne constituency, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, has announced.
The southern community was hit hard during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika and has since been evacuated on the basis the area is unsafe. Residents are presently being housed in various locations in Grand Bay.
“Already we have seen the commencement of the number of houses to accommodate the displaced residents of the Dubique community and we are hoping to complete this resettlement by the end of the first quarter of next year,” Darroux said.
Darroux also stated that a potentially suitable location in the Bellevue Chopin area has been identified to relocate residents of Petite Savanne.
“We are currently in the process in putting all checks and balances in place and ensuring that all the relevant surveys and studies are done before the final purchase,” he noted. “Coincidentally a long-awaited CDB Basic Needs Trust Fund, Bellevue water project is said to take up to eradicate the potable water woes that the residents of Bellevue Chopin have been suffering and, of course timely to accommodate the proposed new settlement.”
Petite Savanne was also evacuated after the passage of Erika.