CDB approves funding for water project in Grand Fond

first_img 30 Views   no discussions LocalNews CDB approves funding for water project in Grand Fond by: – May 18, 2012 Share The Caribbean Development Bank has approved funding for the Grand Fond Water system.Reginald Austrie, Minister for Water Resource Management, confirmed this on Monday during an interview with GIS news.He said, “The people of Grand Fond have been [pleading] for a new water system for a while now and the CDB has approved the contractor for that project under the BNTF program. We expect very shortly that the contract will be signed and work will begin on this new facility”. This will bring much relief to the people of Grand Fond”.According to the minister this will bring “much relief” to the people of Grand Fond, noting his government’s commitment to alleviate the living condition of its residents despite financial hardships.“It is Government’s stated policy and even [though] we know that the financial situation is in fact tight, the Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has made the resources available. We see water as an essential commodity that nobody can live without. Water is Life and so we are ensuring that we want to keep all our people healthy and strong by ensuring that we make this social investment”.Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Fond Constituency, Ivor Stephenson said he is looking forward to the commencement of the project.“For many years now the people of Grand Fond have been experiencing some serious shortages of water within the community. With the approved funds, the people of Grand Fond especially those that reside in upper Grand Fond will now be able to live much more comfortably and enjoy the quality of water that they expect to enjoy”.He also highlighted the contributions which both the CDB and the Basic Needs Trust Fund has made towards improved water supply for sections of his constituency. “I must say here that the Caribbean Development Bank has not only approved funds for the community of Grand Fond through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) but we have seen where other communities have benefitted from under CDB-BNTF projects. In Bagatelle, in the Kat-Bwa area, a project is nearing completion; we have Petite Savanne which saw the commissioning of a water system last year, and in Shawford and Monkey Hill, Marigot all these are CDB-BNTF funded projects”.He noted that the “CDB and the Government of Dominica continue to collaborate to ensure that we can improve the quality of the lives of people especially in the areas where [people] are benefiting from CDB-BNTF projects”.Government Information Service Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Pearson: Survival still possible

first_img “That’s where we are. There’s always quite an honest recognition of where we are. For sure we have to get back to being more ruthless in front of goal but we have a belief in the players we have we can make progress.” Dean Hammond (calf) and Anthony Knockaert (personal reasons) are out for the Foxes aiming to avenge a 2-1 home league defeat on Boxing Day. They will face Harry Kane after the Spurs striker earned his first England senior call-up on Thursday. Kane spent four months on loan at the King Power – scoring two goals – in 2013 and Pearson believes his selection is deserved. “It’s been, for a lot of people, quite unexpected but he has had a fantastic season so far,” he said. “It’s a positive story for English football and he has made incredible progress. He has worked hard on his game and forced his way into the best 11 on the back of European form earlier in the season. I’m pleased for him. He is a likeable young man.” The Foxes go to Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday still rooted to the bottom of the table. Pearson’s side have been at the foot since November and are seven points from the safety line with 10 games left. They have won just once in their last nine league games and the boss conceded their form must improve, but still believes they can stay up. He said: “It’s still a big task for us and with the points we have on the board and shift in form we have to achieve there won’t be too many people who share my beliefs. “The players remain very upbeat and 10 games left is still a sizeable chunk and we have to make sure it’s a successful 10 games. “We have to make sure we remain in touch and that our destiny stays in our own hands. That’s what we have to try to do. We have 10 games left, six of them at home. “Our home form has not been what we would have liked but if we get into the latter stages, with four or five games at home, in contact it’s something we can be relatively positive about.” The Foxes have drawn a blank in their last two games with nine-goal top scorer Leonardo Ulloa failing to net in his last six outings, since Leicester beat Tottenham 2-1 in the FA Cup in January. But Pearson insisted they cannot afford to dwell on the past. “We’ve not really created enough in some games but we could also rue missed chances and if we wanted to we could bemoan ill fortune with some decisions,” he said. Boss Nigel Pearson admits Leicester are being written off but vowed they will keep fighting to survive. Press Associationlast_img read more