Construction is ongoing on two apartment complexes, consisting of fifty one apartments and eight commercial spaces at the Upper River Bank Housing Development in Roseau, as the Government of Dominica moves towards creating a modern and resilient city.
Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, who visited the site to get a first-hand view of the project’s progress stated that this development is part of the Government’s commitment to residents of Roseau.
“This is part of our commitment to the residents of the city of Roseau. As you know Roseau has had a particular challenge for many decades, of people not having access to lands in the city to build. And one of the things that we wanted to do was to maintain the uniqueness of the city of Roseau. So it is important for us to keep and maintain that uniqueness and so the commitment to the city of Roseau is to build 150 residences in total,” PM Skerrit explained.
Prime Minister Skerrit added that Government’s plan is to create a community while creating employment for those who will be living in these apartments.
Member of Parliament for the Roseau Central Constituency, Hon Melissa Skerrit, noted that she is excited for this development in her constituency.
“It is certainly an upgrade from the other apartments that I have seen in other areas; and that is what we are trying to do, elevate the lives of our people and elevate their living standards. I know for my constituents of Roseau Central, they are extremely excited about this, and I have received over 500 applications and so it is going to be a very tough decision deciding on who makes it into the first phase of our housing project,” the MP stated.