A ground-breaking ceremony for work to commence on a water project at Delices is expected to be held on Tuesday, as plans are afoot to boost the status of Dominica’s water system.
According to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, this is one of many water projects that government is investing in around the island, with the aim of improving the general water supply locally.
“The government now is investing in excess of $20 million to improve various water projects across Dominica. The latest of the contracts that we approved is for the Delices water supply, and I believe that there should be a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday next week in Delices for this project. It’s a project that the Delices people have been asking for for the last 30 years,” Skerrit told the media this week at the Financial Centre.
Meanwhile, General Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) Bernard Etinoffe said the Delices project is one of six “priority” projects being financed by the Dominica government.
The Campbell water project among others, are also underway.
“We are also working on the northwest coast project. The consultants who have done the design and feasibility are here right now, just trying to finalize the last little bits on that project, so that contractors can be invited to tender for the actual implementation of that project. We expect to see physical work commencing on that project towards the latter part of 2010,” Etinoffe disclosed.