Members of Cabinet Visit The Morne Prosper Road Development Project
Torrential rain and mud were not enough to stop Members of the Cabinet from visiting The Morne Prosper Development Project, which is currently being undertaken by The Government of Dominica, through with the Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports. Members of Cabinet, including the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit stopped at the site on Tuesday 23rd November, 2010 after they visited some of the major capital road projects, including the West Coast Road Rehabilitation Project and phase one of the Canefield Airport Road Project the day before. While speaking to reporters on the site, Prime Minister Skerrit said that it is critical for the general public to know about projects that are currently being undertaken, given the economical impact on the overall development of the economy.
The Prime Minister also informed that the budget for the Morne Prosper Road Project, which covers one kilometer of roadway, is approximately one million dollars, and is expected to be completed by February, 2011. Minister of Public Works, Energy and Ports, Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore said that at the moment, the scope of the work includes the widening and guarding against the erosion of the carriage way of the road as well as the implementation of proper drainage systems. It is expected that upon completion the long awaited project will improve the safety of its users.
Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau Valley, Honorable Colin McIntyre said that proper road access will improve the quality of life of the people, with Agriculture being their main livelihood.
Furthermore, Honorable Collin McIntyre said that the residents of Wotten Waven can also look forward to the implementation of the Wotten Waven Road Improvement Project in the near future. He further stated that this is a critical project, since Wotten Waven is one of the most popular tourism sites in Dominica.