After some delay, the Pointe Michel housing project at the southwest coast of Dominica will finally commence.
This has been announced by Denise Charles, who serves as Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, as well as Chairman of the OECS Council of Tourism Ministers of Dominica.
“The project was delayed to ensure that we amicably resolved matters related to housing and the development of the Poree Playing Field,” Charles said on her Facebook post last August 9.
Pointe Michel is a small town south of Dominica’s capital, Roseau, and is famous for being the birthplace of Dominica’s first female Prime Minister, Dame Eugenia Charles. The government is building 16 climate-resilient homes in Union Estate, near Poree for the residents displaced by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Charles thanked the residents and the government entities involved in the project for their “cooperation and understanding.”
“I want to thank the Ministry of Housing, Pointe Michel Sports Council, Pointe Michel Village Council, DFA, Ministry of Sports, and the residents for their cooperation and understanding. I expect excellent workmanship from our contractors and their teams,” she said.
The Minister of Tourism expressed her gratitude to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who did an ocular visit to Point Michel last January, “for his commitment to ensuring that families affected by Hurricane Maria.”
“Vulnerable families in our constituency have a resilient house to call home,” she said.
Charles also thanked MMC Development Ltd., which has been working closely with the government of Dominica for almost eight years now, a testament of Dominica’s trust towards the developing arm of United Arab Emirate-based consultancy firm Montreal Management Consultants Est.
Over 1,500 climate resilient homes have already been built and handed over to the people of Dominica, and eight of these housing projects have been spearheaded by MMCE Development Ltd. Currently, the company has eight more housing projects to complete for the government of Dominica.
Aside from residential buildings, MMC Development Ltd. has been a partner in education, healthcare, and transportation infrastructure.
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