Corrective work is now being done to sections of the Roseau Valley Road Improvement and Maintenance Project (RIMP) which was compromised during the roads’ construction.
During the construction phase of the project, segments of the road were compromised during the application of the asphalted concrete.
Public Works Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore at a Press Conference on Wednesday confirmed that the corrective work is being done by the contractor DIPCON Engineering Services Ltd, under the defect clause at no cost to the Government of Dominica.
“Within the contract there is what you call the defect clause. What is happening now is that the contractor is making the requisite correction at his own cost, this is being done at no cost to the state” Minister Blackmoore revealed.
He noted that the Government of Dominica is serious about ensuring that the RIMP project is delivered with the highest quality and integrity.
“The road itself has to stay with us, so we have to ensure as a Government that the road project meets the conditions and the standards as stipulated in the contract “said Mr. Blackmoore.
The $34 Million dollar RIMP project which commenced in 2011, involved upgrading and rehabilitation of the Roseau Valley Roads, which included the St. Aroment back road.
The RIMP project was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).