Millions of Dollars to be Invested in the St. Joseph Constituency
St. Joseph is in for a treat as Parliamentary Representative for that Constituency, Honourable Kelver Darroux has announced plans for major developments.
Mr. Darroux noted that moving forward; the Dominica Labour Party Administration will continue to invest heavily in the areas of infrastructure development, agriculture, disaster mitigation and water.
He said and I quote, “We will witness the implementation of a $4.5 million water project for Belles and Penrice, with 30,000-gallon and 45,000-gallon tanks respectively, and the construction of a community hurricane shelter for Layou is now at an advanced stage with a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank,” end quote.
The St. Joseph Parl Rep said other projects include the provision of land for young farmers and the opening of the abattoir in Layou Valley; complete rehabilitation of the road from Hillsborough Bridge to York Valley at a cost of EC$30 million and the new bridge at Glo Cho at a cost of EC $7 million.
The rehabilitation of the Mero/Cuba Road, the Carholm Road, the Atley and Crown Road and the Petite Macoucherie Road will also be completed.
Darroux added, Government will also concentrate on the development of sports in the constituency as well as housing development.
Darroux revealed that, “New houses to be constructed throughout the constituency; development of the Belles, Mero and St. Joseph playing fields; improvements to the basketball court in St. Joseph to include washroom facilities and a resource Centre for the community of Belles,” are also in the works.
The development of a playground for St. Joseph; training of persons in various skills development programmes and proper storm drains on the St. Joseph highway leading down to the Health Centre are projects also to be undertaken.