Dominica: The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, recently visited the new International Airport construction site at Wesley to get a tour of the place alongside the members of local media last week. During his visit, he also addressed the local media regarding the progress and ongoing work at the site.
According to the updates, during his meeting with the media personnel, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit conveyed that the construction of the International Airport is expected to finish by the anticipated deadline.
In addition, the information regarding his visit was shared through his official social media account, where he made it clear the project is well on track and in the hands of potential development companies and management.
While addressing his visit, he noted in his Facebook caption, “I 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 us; members of Board of Directors of the International Airport Development Company; and officials of Montreal Management Consultants (MMCE) and the contracting firm, CR5,” PM Skerrit added.
Furthermore, PM Skerrit also cited various aspects related to the construction of the New International Airport. He pointed out that “We visited the Joe Burton Housing Development, where the Government has constructed 31 houses for homeowners affected by the construction of the international airport.”
In addition, it was also conveyed that 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 structure of a 500,000-gallon water tank to serve Joe Burton and the greater Wesley community.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, extended his remarks and stated concerning the project’s progress that a new laboratory is fully equipped for quality control and quality assurance tests associated with the airport development project, including soils, concrete and asphalt testing.
“Geotechnical surveys and soil analysis are being undertaken by a cadre of qualified engineers attached to the international airport project,” he added.
Additionally, he explained the different features and facilities which will be set up at the site, in which he confirmed that the government of Dominica also 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.
It is noteworthy that the Government of Dominica will continue regular engagement with the media to ensure the public is kept fully informed of the progress of the international airport project, he concluded.