Dominica Labour Party (DLP) for Roseau Central Alvin Bernard has outlined some of his plans for the city of Roseau if elected as Parliamentary Representative in the December 8 general election.
Bernard made some of the plans known at a meeting at Lagoon, Roseau on Tuesday night.
He said there will be a massive urban renewal program in Roseau.
“This massive exercise in urban renewal will upgrade the physical appearance of Roseau, while preserving its architectural heritage,” he said. “The plans include improve drainage and sanitation, resurface roads and improve pavements, more parking spaces and better traffic management. New and renovated private housing and public buildings.”
He said there will be a “greening the city, the creation of sporting and recreational facilities such as a large indoor sports stadium, an Olympic size swimming pool for the young people and a tennis court.”
He stated that the Roseau River Promenade, which has already begun, will be completed.
“A modern vendors’ market, more venues for the performing and visual arts and we will continue ongoing support for a wide range for the cultural industries,” Bernard said.
He said under his watch Roseau will “not only the political and administrative and commercial capital of Dominica, but also the entrepreneurial and new business hub of Dominica, the sports capital of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Cultural capital of the Creole World and the Eco-tourism capital of the region.”
“We have even gone further and secured the funding for the complete renovation of Roseau,” Bernard said.