Government Spend 75 Million Dollars on Water Projects

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Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment, Honourable Ambrose George

Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment, Honourable Ambrose George, who represented Prime Minister Skerrit, at the official commissioning of the Shawford water supply project, says Government has spent over 75 million dollars over the past three years in water projects Island-wide.

This was all in the Government’s continued efforts to provide its citizens with basic needs, he said.

This list of areas, he explained, although not exhausted, shows how the Government continues to touch the lives of Dominicans.

“Further investments of several million dollars, will be untaken to improve the supply of water to many communities Island-wide, over the next year.”

These will include water supply projects in Vielle Case, Belles, Savanne in Scotts Head and Union Estate in Pointe Michel.

According to Mr. George, the Government is committed to the provision of access to portable water, to close to 100 percent of the population, by the year 2015; however, he is of the view this can be achieved even before the stipulated time frame.

This sector does not necessarily reward its investors financially; however, the Government firmly continues its investments.

He explained, if there was a charge for the development of water supplies, in order to recoup the expenses, the fees currently paid would be significantly higher.

The minister urged Dominicans, the beneficiaries of the investments, to appreciate the access of water to their homes, as providing access to portable water remains a major challenge in many countries.

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