The Government of Dominica moves closer to achieving its goal of building an international airport.
This as Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit announced that the final agreement for the construction of the airport will be signed in May 2021.
“Let me inform this Honourable House that the final agreement for the construction of the international airport will be signed, by the Grace of God, in the month of May 2021. The designs for the airport are ongoing and will be completed soon,” the PM announced during his presentation at Parliament on Monday.
He explained that while the People’s Republic of China has made a commitment to assist the Government with the funding of the airport, the Labour Party Administration has decided to begin construction using fund from the country’s Citizenship By Investment Programme.
The Prime Minister went on to say that the lab and homes for citizens being impacted are already under construction.
“The lab which will provide necessary and important support during the construction of the airport is under construction Mr. Speaker. Homes are being built by the Government for thirty two families impacted by the airport, and those homes are being built as we speak Mr. Speaker; with several local contractors engaged,” PM Skerrit noted.
He added that “several individuals who decided to accept cash for their properties are building their homes and businesses.”
Prime Minister further added that the “prudent and sensible approach of Government will no doubt limit the financial burden on the people of Dominica for the construction of the International Airport.”