The Government of Dominica with assistance from the Chinese Agricultural Mission is in the process of constructing a modern Agricultural Station in the North of the island.
This project came about when the former station which was located in Hillsborough was severely damaged in 2011 by flooding.
The Hillsborough facility was then re-located to a property in “One Mile” Portsmouth.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Eisenhower Douglas, in an interview with the Government Information Service (GIS) on Monday said the US $2.1 Million state of the art agricultural station is expected to be ready by the end of July.
“We actually expect that the construction of that facility will be completed by the end of July. The facility is still under construction, and we are expecting to have an opening ceremony soon after, possibly in August. Based on the work going on there now we know that the facility will be ready,”PS Douglas confirmed.
He said the facility when complete will boast a modern green house among other amenities.
“The Green House that is being established there will be the most modern one in the English speaking Caribbean, and we will be able to provide a major boost to the agricultural sector” he said.
The new agricultural station in “One Mile”, Portsmouth will be equipped with a number of state of the art agricultural equipment and technology which will be available for use by the island’s farmers.