Japan to assist Dominica in flood and sediment disaster management

Delegation from JICA in discussion with representatives of the local government for the implementation of the Flood and Sediment Disaster Management Project

A delegation of experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently visited Dominica in order to discuss the implementation of a project in Flood and Sediment Disaster Management. The mentioned project is aimed at improving the disaster prevention capacity of the Dominican government.

During the visit, Chief Technical Officer within the Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports, Mr. Kendell Johnson expressed his gratitude to JICA and his hopes that JICA experts assist the local government through the impartation of guidelines and best practices for implementation by the members of the actual administration.

Also in attendance were Denise Edwards, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports; Erickson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports; Katsutaka KIKKAWA, Project Formulation Advisor with the JICA Saint Lucia Office; Anthia St. Aimee-Georgie, JICA Program Officer; Masako Teramoto, Manager of Nippon Koei Co., LTD; and Hiroyuki Katsuro, Senior Engineer with Nippon Koei Co., LTD.

Based on the preliminary observations and needs arising from the discussions held, JICA will be making the necessary preparations for the implementation of the proceeding phases of the project in the upcoming months.

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  1. January 14, 2019

    I would be interested to learn the delegation’s opinion regarding building on flood plains, dredging rivers beyond their natural depth, low slung bridges and the placement of mid-stream bridge piers.

  2. DEE
    January 14, 2019

    So is not them (the Japanese ) who carried out the feasibility study for the Prime Minister New Port ?
    It must be A Bajan company then .
    He will tell us, dow worry ,In his own time, and own way, when de Cock visit de dentist with it tooth ache .

  3. RandyX
    January 14, 2019

    No doubt this help comes in exchange for voting in favour of Japan yet again to allow them to kill even more endangered whales. Dominica has a small tourism industry and part of that is whale watching. But as usual Dominica’s corrupt regime only thinks as far as the nose reaches. Absolutely typical, Skerrit and Co. has no clue!

    • Fish
      January 15, 2019

      Dear Sir please note that Dominica has not attended the meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for almost a decade now.

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