Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said his government is finalizing plans for the construction of a major office complex for the one billion dollar international airport.
“A lot of things are happening where the international airport is concerned,” he stated. “We are finalizing the construction of a major office complex for the airport, a three-story building in Wesley on the location of the former St Andrew’s High School.”
According to him, a contractor has been identified, “so very soon towards the summer you will see movement of earth.”
The Prime Minister also mentioned the construction of homes for Wesley residents who will be affected by the project.
“We also built homes for people who we felt that we had a moral obligation to,” Skerrit stated. “We wanted to take care of them as well.”
He revealed further, that 12 single apartments are being built for 12 squatters.
The one billion dollar contract for the much-talked-about international airport project was signed between the Government of Dominica and Montreal Management Consultant Establishment (MMCE) on June 9th, 2021 signaling the official commencement.
Upon completion, according to Skerrit, Dominicans will have a modern International Airport, equipped with air bridges, and fully outfitted to receive international passengers and cargo.
It is expected that the construction project, which will be executed in five phases, will be completed within five years and will be built to meet Dominica’s new resilience construction standards.