Ground-breaking ceremony for Delices water project on Tuesday

Bernard Etinoffe. Photo credit: dowasco.dm

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.

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A ground breaking ceremony for the new water system is expected to be held on Tuesday next week in Delices.
 
According to Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit, this project is one of the many water projects that government is investing in around the island with aim of improving the general water supply in the country.
 
“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,” the Prime Minister said.  

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3 Comments

  1. Mac-Arthur Haughton
    March 5, 2010

    Fantastic! This is progress.

  2. BB
    March 5, 2010

    Thanks for the revision. This is definitely more informative!

  3. STAGES
    March 5, 2010

    It is all well and good to implement new water projects across the island. Equally important is the conversation effort to ensure that the country has an abundanceof water. Therefore, efforts should also be placed on the avoidance of soil erosion such as cutting of trees for agricultural purpose and otherwise, particularly close to the rivers. Enforcement of the forestry and wildlife act is deemed necessary in this regard.

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