Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit interacts with media on recieving heavy equipment for Airport

The Commonwealth of Dominica recently received a shipment of heavy equipment for the construction of the international airport. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit interacted with the media about the development. The vessel carrying the equipment docked at the shores of Dominica on Friday, March 3, 2023.

The Commonwealth of Dominica recently received a shipment of heavy equipment for the construction of the international airport. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit interacted with the media about the development. The vessel carrying the equipment docked at the shores of Dominica on Friday, March 3, 2023. The offloading of the equipment will start in the upcoming days. 

Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, stated that the construction of the International Airport would serve as a significant milestone in the country’s development. The Prime Minister also noted that the government is working on delivering a world-class facility to serve the travelling public’s needs and support the country’s economic growth. 

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Along with The prime Minister of Dominica, other officials involved in the construction work planning and logistics mobility of the international airport project also attended the press interaction. Accordingly, Operations Director at MMCE, Cal Murad, talked to the media about the first phase of the construction.

Murad informed the media that his department is working on the engineer designs and the various related segments of the Airport infrastructure. The department has engaged technicians and designers from not only dominica but also the other parts of the world. 

The team is also engaged in soil testing in the areas near the site of the construction of the International airport. For this purpose, the MMCE procured the equipment for soil testing and set up a special laboratory to perform 26 different soil tests. Meanwhile, the MMCE is also excavating and levelling the land to facilitate the movement of heavy machinery and mobilization of the various logistics. 

The vessel is carrying the following pieces of equipment and machines that will be used for the construction of the Airport:

  • 2 Cement Mixer Machines, 
  • 1 Truck
  • 11 tonnes of steel bar
  • 6 loaders
  • 2 Forklifts
  • Dynamic Compaction
  • 7 Poclain Machines
  • 5 Motor Graders
  • 44 containers of building materials
  • 49 down truck
  • 6 bulldozers
  • 12 roller compactors
  • 16 excavators

PM Roosevelt Skerrit interacts with media on recieving heavy equipment for Airport
PM Roosevelt Skerrit interacts with media on recieving heavy equipment for Airport

Meanwhile, the Operations Director at MMCE, Murad, commented during the media interaction that the project has increased employment in the country. According to him, 28 engineers in Dominica are also employed in various housing projects. Meanwhile, the government has announced that they have planned to hire more skilled labour and technicians to work at the site of the airport. 

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The development in the airport project is a testament to the administration’s dedication led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit towards providing employment opportunities to the country’s people. The government is thus using the locals as the country’s human resource. The employment opportunities will help develop the local communities 

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