Dominica: Dominican authorities have confirmed the arrival of a vessel carrying airport equipment to construct the International Airport. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed his satisfaction with this achievement, emphasizing that it represents a significant milestone in the project’s progress.
He further conveyed the government’s excitement about getting one step closer to providing a top-notch airport that can cater to the public’s travel requirements and stimulate economic development. The unloading of the bulky equipment is expected to begin shortly.
According to the officials of Dominica, they will soon start the work of uploading the bulky equipment which came to construct the International Airport. During a recent press briefing, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that a vessel transporting large equipment for the construction of the International Airport Project would be arriving on the island in the near future.
The ship that arrived in Dominica was transporting significant construction machinery and equipment:
-49 down truck
-7 Poclain Machines
-2 Cement mixer trucks
-5 Motor graders
-44 containers of building materials
-11 tons of steel bars
-12 roller compactors
During a recent press briefing, officials who belong to construction work, planning and logistics mobility of the International Project were also present at the port.
According to Operations Director at MMCE, Cal Murad, he and his team is currently working on the designing of the project and other segments of the International Airport project. Once they have done with the designing, their technicians from Dominica and also other parts of the world will come and start their respective work.
He further mentioned that his team has been examining the properties and composition of the soil in the area where the airport construction is planned to commence and described the soil analysis as “advanced” or “complex”.
The MMCE has acquired several pieces of equipment necessary for conducting soil tests and has set up dedicated laboratories to perform 26 different types of soil analyses. The agency is also excavating and levelling the land in the affected area to prepare it for the deployment of various logistical resources required during the operation and to facilitate the movement of large and heavy machinery.