GOVERNMENT ACQUIRES US$750, 000 CDB LOAN FOR RECOVERY EFFORTS

The Government of Dominica will soon benefit from a loan of US$750, 000 from the Caribbean Development Bank for the rehabilitation of areas affected by flooding in April of this year.

A trough system which dumped approximately 31.7 inches of rain on Dominica left the east and south-eastern parts of the country the most adversely affected.

The torrential rain caused landslides and significant infrastructural damage. A 25 meter span of the main road in an area known as William Estate was washed away, resulting in the death of two of Dominica’s national footballers who were travelling in the same vehicle along that road.

The loan will not only pay for the clearing of debris from roads and drains but also for work to stabilize embankments, improve management of drainage discharge and build resilience within critical sections of Dominica’s road network.