Roseau, Dominica: Roosevelt Skerrit, prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, said he was happy to engage the local media members during the tour of the international airport construction site in Wesley last week.
Members of Cabinet and Parliament joined them; members of the Board of Directors of the International Airport Development Company; and officials of Montreal Management Consultants (MMCE) and the contracting firm CR5.
Through his official Facebook account, PM Skerrit emphasises that he visited the Joe Burton Housing Development, where the Government has constructed 31 houses for homeowners affected by the construction of the international airport.
The development includes:
- The construction of 1,100M of roads, drains and sidewalks.
- Installation of underground connections for utilities.
- Provision of the water connection to buildings.
- The construction of a 500,000-gallon water tank to serve Joe Burton and the greater Wesley community.
He also mentioned that a new laboratory is fully equipped for quality control and quality assurance tests associated with the airport development project, including soil, concrete and asphalt testing.
Along with it, geotechnical surveys and soil analysis are undertaken by a cadre of qualified engineers attached to the international airport project.
Minister Skerrit highlighted that the Government of Dominica made a stop at the site for the Batching Plant, where allocation has been made for offices, storerooms, washrooms/toilets, workshops, warehouses, dormitories, aggregate stockpiling area, reinforcement yard, concrete silos, bitumen production area and parking area.
The Government of Dominica will continue regular engagement with the media to ensure the public is kept fully informed of the improvement of the international airport project.