The PetroCaribe Dominica Plant, which is presently known as the Waitikubuli Storage Facility, will on June 29th 2015 renamed in honor of the late Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.
Minister responsible for PetroCaribe, Reginald Austrie made that announcement at the 10th Anniversary of the PetroCaribe Agreement media launch held at the office in Jimmit on Monday.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and late President Chavez signed the PetroCaribe Energy Cooperation Agreement on June 29th, 2005, which provide Dominica with liquid petroleum gas, gasoline and diesel at a discounted rate.
“I look forward really to the activities of the 29th when we will be renaming the plant from Waitikubuli Storage Facility to the Hugo Chavez Storage Facility, which in recognition of the effort and the hard work that President Chavez has put into the programme,” Austrie stated.
Austrie noted that Chavez’s work, through PetroCaribe, is seen not only in Dominica but throughout the Caribbean and Latin America “where his vision was to see an integrated, united people…”
Austrie wished the PetroCaribe program well and said it will receive the full support of the government “to ensure that we can make PetroCaribe the success that it has to be and to bring the relief and benefit to all the people of Dominica all the time.”
Chavez died on March 5, 2013.