Resettlement of Dubique Marked for First Quarter of 2016
The resettlement of residents of Dubique could become a reality in the first quarter of 2O16.
Chairman of the technical committee for resettlement , Lucien Blackmoore says the construction of houses for the resettlement in Grandbay will take shape early in the new year.
According to him, “We have substantially moved ahead with the resettlement of the Dubique community. As you know, Dubique was severely impacted [by TS Erika]…over 129 persons or so were displaced and Government has taken the responsibility to re-house the people of the community. We have started the resettlement for that community in a section of Grandbay referred to as the ‘agricultural center area’ and currently we are constructing 50 houses. We completed the first 6 and we’re moving ahead with another portion to the tune of almost 13 plus foundations in place which going ahead is expected to be completed very early; in the first quarter of the new year.”
Mr Blackmoore says a site for resettlement of the people of Petite Savanne has been selected.
He says,”The other major focus at this point is dealing with the resettlement for the Petite Savanne community. You have to look at this thing is a very structured and organized manner. It’s not a question of looking at re-housing people but at resettlement; so there are a number of critical factors we have to look at. It means from our planning…from our conception to organizing and implementation we have to look best practices, industry standards and everything else. We must pay attention to the hazards that we are exposed [to] and to ensure that there are contingency and design measures for mitigating against those things. We’re looking at property in Bellevue chopin. We have done the necessary surveys and of course the necessary designs will be going on very quickly within the new fiscal period.”