$1.3M housing project for San Sauvier progressing

first_img Share News $1.3M housing project for San Sauvier progressing by: – March 26, 2015 Share A 1.3 million dollar housing project for San Sauvier could soon be completed.The project which consists of ten (10) houses is being funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Acting Prime Minister Reginald Austrie led a delegation to a visit of the project on Wednesday 25 March 2015, along with officials from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Austrie noted that the project is a continuation of the housing revolution. “It represents the first phase of a commitment the Government made to Dominica this first phase as you heard it is there to lend support to the persons who were displaced by the landslide and also some support after hurricane Ophelia where funds have been allocated for the construction of some eleven homes on the west coast which will be the second component of that project,” he said. This is not the first time that the Chinese government has supported the construction of houses in Dominica. It funded some 28 houses in the Carib Territory to the tune 3.7 million dollars. “It shows a demonstration of friendship and respect and the benefits that Dominica derive in from having an established relationship with the People’s Republic of China and on behalf of the government and the People of Dominica I really would like to extend my thanks to the Ambassador and his team and to convey on his capital our great appreciation for this very handsome donation as far as reliving the plight of Dominica is concerned,” he said. He says Dominica’s decision to establish relations with the People’s Republic of China has lived up to expectations. “We have always told the people of Dominica to that we entered in that relationship with our eyes wide open, we knew that in this global crisis where our support would come from an economic stand point and for infrastructure and other development and the Chinese have been true to their word, in fact that every promise that they have made to the people of Dominica they have in fact delivered on that promise and I can only hope that the future of those two countries to work together looks very bright in deed,” the Acting Prime Minister said. He said government’s aim is to improve the housing stock but also to allow “our people to live in decent housing conditions,”Parliamentary representative of the constituency Johnson Drigo said the Impact of the project on the community should not go unnoticed. “The overall investment cost well over two million dollars, the purchase of the land, the general excavation, what I was most happy about is that fact that not only did we employed two young contractors but at one time they both had approximately 40 young men working for them learning various skills like masonry, carpentry, plumbing and so on”.“There are quite a few guys who are leaving this project ready to work where ever they were to get a job and they were able to bring an income to their homes,” Drigo said. China’s Ambassador to Dominica Li Jiangning said the San Sauvier housing scheme project represents the relationship which exists between the two counties. “I think this is a true reflection of the friendship between the two countries and also the deepening corporation between the two countries we see that in many areas economics, in infrastructure, in culture also in issues of multilateral global importance I think this relationship will continue… our relationship has a very bright future,” he said. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 260 Views   2 commentslast_img

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