With a number of projects in the pipeline, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit envisages the new year as an exciting one for Dominica
“2021 is going to be a very exciting year for Dominica,” the prime minister said Wednesday, during a live interview on DBS Radio. “You know, in every disappointment there is a blessing and we have to ensure that we take advantage of the blessing and going into 2021, there are many important projects and programmes that our country can look forward to.”
He identified the international airport as the major infrastructural project and said his government will be pressing on very heavily in 2021 with its construction.
“We have finalized negotiations for the lands, we have started to clear the sites for the construction of the residencies for those persons being affected by the airport construction,” Skerrit stated.
The Prime Minister said that he has given the go ahead to the developer to commence construction this month.
“God’s willing, by the end of February we would have been in the position to provide compensation for everybody whose property would have been acquired by the government for the construction of the airport,” he noted. “We continue to make payments on a phased basis, but hoping that by the end of February, we will be in a position to compensate everybody for their properties we require,” he remarked.
He said this will be a major investment for Dominica to create opportunities for employment for a number of people.
The prime minister also indicated that there are a number of housing projects in different communities across the country.
“Housing continues to be a major need in our country and we have given a commitment to build 5000 climate resilient homes and that’s what we are doing,” Skerrit said.