Government approves funds for Salisbury main road reconstruction after advocacy by Salisbury MP
The Government of Dominica has reportedly approved funds estimated at approximately $200,000, to start reconstruction of the Salisbury main road. This is now taking place, after much sustained advocacy on the matter, by the Salisbury Parliamentary Representative, Hector John.
This was confirmed by Public Works Minister Miriam Blanchard, who advised that the funds will be transferred to the Coulibistrie Village Council. She said, Prime Minister & Minister for Finance Roosevelt Skerrit has already given the approval for the release of funds, and she expects that the funds will be sent to the Coulibistrie village Council, because there is no Village Council in Salisbury.
According to Blanchard, four contractors have reportedly been identified to begin the project, and the chairperson of the Coulibistrie Village Council Ericson Robinson, is on board to facilitate that particular project.
Meanwhile, Blanchard gave an assurance that funds have been earmarked for feeder roads in the Gwo Monde and Petit Macoucherie areas, which have been in contention for some time.
Blanchard said, government is aware that the farmers are encountering difficulties in accessing their farms, and funds for those projects have already been approved by the Minister for Finance.
Contracts valued in excess of $20-million were reportedly signed for the rehabilitation of ten feeder roads on the island, in May 2016.
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