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first_img Share Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe Ministry of Public Works, Energy, and Ports is set to received $53.9 million or 42% of the total allocation for the implementation of infrastructure works. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as he delivered the 2011/2012 budget in Parliament yesterday.Infrastructural work will continue on all the major road projects including the West Coast Road, the Melville Hall to Pond Casse Road, as well as the Pointe Michel Sea Defence project.“Discussions are ongoing with the Agence Francaise de Development to obtain additional financing for addressing the portions of road at Wet Area and Pagua/Hatton Garden, which have seen increased erosion from the nearby river. Assistance is also being sought, for a more sustainable solution, for the portion of road at Antrim, and for other adjustments to the scope of works, that had to be undertaken to improve the quality of the final product” he said.He also reported that the West Coast Road project is in an advanced stage and can be seen through the improvements in the quality of drive, improved surfaces and extende carriage way.Although there has been a two month delay in the Pointe Michel Sea Defence project primarily due to the procurement of steel reinforcement and concreting of the main seawalls, Government has requested that the contractor C. O. Williams Construction Limited increase their resources in an effort to meet the projected completion date which is 13th March, 2012.Prime Minister Skerrit also reported on the contract signed between the Government of Dominica and Iceland Drilling Company to conduct drilling and Iceland GeoSurvey for well testing activities.“This project is funded by the European Union and the Agence Francaise de Development at cost of $15.0 million and the site preparation for drilling activities and the road access are being undertaken by the Government of Dominica. The contract for the construction of the drill pad has been awarded and site preparation works have begun and will continue in the new financial year” he said.It is anticipated that the drilling of at least two of these wells will be completed in the new fiscal year.Dominica Vibes News 19 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports allocated 42% of capital budget by: – June 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img

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