PM Skerrit visits St Joseph, shares update on Hillsborough Bridge Project

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Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit shared the update on the Hillsborough Bridge in Layou, on Friday. He stated that the bridge’s construction had been completed, and it is now open to vehicular traffic.

Prime Minister Skerrit visited the St Joseph constituency on Friday and also toured the bridge. He was accompanied by Parliament Representative of the Constituency – Dr Adis King, Minister for Public Works and the Digital Economy – Cassanni Laville and Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment – Kent Edwards.

“I toured parts of the St. Joseph Constituency on Friday, accompanied by Parliamentary Representative, Hon. Dr Adis King, Minister for Public Works and the Digital Economy, Sen. Hon. Cassanni Laville and Ag. Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Hon. Kent Edwards,” the PM notified.

He further lauded Offshore Civil and Marine Inc. contractors for the completion of work of constructing this $8.9 mil Hillsborough Bridge.

Prime Minister Skerrit stated, “The $8.9 mil Hillsborough Bridge in Layou is complete and now open to vehicular traffic. I commend the contractors, Offshore Civil and Marine Inc., a local firm, for competent work on the project.”

He also shared some updates on other projects in the St Joseph Constituency. “Work is progressing rapidly on the 3.8 km Layou Valley Road project, stretching from the Hillsborough Bridge to the Yorke Valley Bridge, which will improve access for farmers and commuters alike,” PM mentioned.

“The $11 mil project is funded through a loan facility with the Caribbean Development Bank,” he added.

He further added that a new project – Health and Wellness Centre, would commence in St Joseph, and the government would also provide a basketball court to the residents of the constituency.

PM Skerrit stated, “In St. Joseph, I looked at the proposed site for a new Health and Wellness Center. Construction is might begin later this year. The government will rehabilitate the St. Joseph basketball court and assist residents of Layou in developing the beachfront as an area for economic activity.”

The Prime Minister notified that the youth of the region would be benefitted from the skills training programme. While remarking on the current engagement of the youth, he stated, “Five (5) young men are currently engaged in stonework in the construction of a retaining wall near the recently commissioned Layou Emergency Center.”

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