River wall project in Canefield Housing Scheme a source of social and economic benefit – Blackmoore

Blackmoore stressed the importance of the project to the economy and the protection of life and property

An ongoing river defense wall project in the Canefield Housing Scheme area in Canefield has been described by the Member of Parliament for the Mahaut Constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, as a source of economic and social benefit to individuals within that area.

The river wall is valued at over $850,000 dollars and is about sixty percent complete.

Speaking during a walk through in the constituency with members of the media on Thursday, July 6th, 2017, Blackmoore said that the new wall serves to enhance the protection of life and property, and assists the current workforce in increasing their efficiency.

“Apart from the wall’s benefit in terms of protection and human life, and property, the local economy is actually benefiting tremendously. At least nine of the employees are actually from the Canefield area, and from what I have been told by the contractors they are very diligent, so I would hope that by the end of this contract that the number of young men from Canefield would have gotten themselves involved in the construction industry and building on their level of proficiency,” Blackmoore said.

He stressed the importance of this project in helping to combat the effects of weather similar to that of Tropical Storm Ericka, and also because of its ability to protect life.

“Bear in mind we are in the hurricane season, and Canefield is known for overflowing banks and that area, you may recall, during the passage of Tropical Storm Ericka, was significantly undermined and both property and lives were actually threatened and so this project itself is very, very important in so far as the protection of both life and property,” Blackmoore stated.

He added that he is very confident in the contractor assigned, Ken Esprit, and his demonstrated competence and diligence, and is convinced that he will continue to ensure that quick and efficient work is done.

Blackmoore attributed the development of this area to the government of Dominica.

“I am actually elated that this wall has actually started, because, I can recall a number of persons said to me that the wall would never have started, but as we have vividly demonstrated time and time again, that when the Labour Party makes a promise, it keeps a promise, so I am very happy about them,” he remarked.

The contractor, Ken Esprit, assured Blackmoore that this particular project will be completed by the end of this month, which is a month earlier than scheduled.

“We are right on schedule, we will complete on time as I said this month end to complete…we still have like a month and two weeks to play with,” he remarked.

The Mahaut parliamentary representative also provided an update on a number of other road projects going on in the Canefield East that also serves as a benefit to surrounding villagers and to the overall development of the community.

In total, according to Blackmoore, construction work being undertaken in the Canefield area is in excess of E.C. $800,000 dollars.

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  1. DomiChina
    July 9, 2017

    Why every project that is done makes new
    Is either dno doesn’t have news reporters ably enough to get what is real news or the Gov is paying dno to publish these things
    Public work is not news it is customary usual business
    What should make news is when THE PM relinquished his seat in the face of corruption.

  2. Nacinimod
    July 9, 2017

    Finish on time but hope not at the expense of quality of design and workmanship.

  3. July 9, 2017

    Just a set of jokers Dominicans the way forward
    For Dominica ?? is to reject these under performance
    Rayburn u are a failure to our constituency
    Skerrit must goooooooo
    Skerrit must goooooooo
    Skerrit must goooooooo

  4. k th jake
    July 9, 2017

    just numbers

  5. ????
    July 8, 2017

    I hope proper studies were conducted to inform the design of this wall. Too much money spent on walls that get washed away in floods.

  6. Resident
    July 8, 2017

    Mr Blackmoore please fix River Estate road!! Fishermen are now selling fish from the big holes in the road. Please sir the residents are fed up and they said if rhis road isn’t redone they won’t give you their vote next election!! We are fed up of this road its getting worse

  7. country1st
    July 7, 2017

    In the famous sounds of Scooby doo, barroo! With all the crimes going on the country, the minister of national security comes out of hiding to talk about a WALL! Rookay!

  8. done&done
    July 7, 2017

    Money flowing faster than the river itself. Thanks again to Sir. Linton. He is the one compelling the Labor party to dish out the money which they were keeping 4 dem shelf. VOTE FOR LINTON, VOTE FOR LINTON.

  9. %
    July 7, 2017

    Have you made a statement on the crime situation on island?…You all idiots need to hire the same good Dr Severin that members of your evil cabal tried to crucify,to help us understand what is going on,then you will talk about wall..

  10. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017

    Pray God this wall is finished before any heavy rain comes and washes away any uncompleted work. It should have been finished before the rainy season really but still I keep my fingers crossed.

  11. FORKIT
    July 7, 2017

    blackmoore we all know that is how allu company make money, just keep pouring concrete and those yellow, green and white trucks is a work… but don’t you think that the bath estate bridge should be done quickly also

    • Anonymous
      July 10, 2017

      I wonder who’s money is in that concrete company hmmmm?

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