Restoration work on Dominica’s main tertiary education institution has commenced, thanks to the generosity of the Chinese, Cuban & Venezuelan Governments, Engineers without borders and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The Dominica State College (DSC) sustained significant damage to six buildings on its Stockfarm Campus, particularly to the roofs as a result of Hurricane Maria.
“I am pleased to announce that extensive repairs have begun on the roofs of several buildings on the Dominica State College campus,” Education Minister Petter Saint Jean announced via Facebook on Tuesday 12 June 2018.
Minister Saint Jean added that “eighty skilled Cuban workers began repair works today which is expected to be completed in time for the new semester”.
Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Juan Carlos Frometa told the UNDP’s team that the Cuban delegation arrived on island on Friday 8 June 2018 to help in the recovery process here.
“So the idea is to repair the roof of the main education facility,” Ambassador Frometa said.
“Well today is a very, very happy day for us here at the college, that’s because eighty Cubans arrived to help us re-roof six of our buildings,” Director of Facilities and Operations at the Dominica State College, Brian Meade said.
The new state of the art Dominica State College constructed by a Chinese team, opened its doors to students in September 2013.
“I must say heartfelt gratitude to the ChinaAid and UNDP for procuring the materials that will be needed to re-roof those buildings,” Meade added.
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Posted by UNDP Dominica Project Office on Tuesday, June 12, 2018