Gov’t administrative building part of new Portsmouth Development

by: Dominica Vibes News - June 13, 2018
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Member of Parliament (MP) for the Portsmouth Constituency, Ian Douglas (Photo credit: Prime MInister Roosevelt Skerrit’s Facebook Page)

Member of Parliament for the Portsmouth Constituency, Ian Douglas has revealed that the Capital City of Roseau will be connected to the town of Portsmouth with the completion of the Portsmouth Development Plan.

This new plan includes a housing development dubbed ‘Phoenix Development’ to be established in Georgetown.

According to Minister Douglas this Portsmouth is tangible evidence of “the dream of a new Portsmouth”.

He was addressing the launch and ground breaking ceremony of the housing development in the north on Thursday 7 June 2018.

He explained that in 2009 a Citizens Commission comprising of “senior and capable” Portsmouth people was formed and after deliberating for months, the Portsmouth Development Plan was formulated with a road map for development of the town for future generations.

“In this plan, the Georgetown area was cited for residential development. The plan also spoke of an administrative building which will be a reality in this development and this administrative building has been in the pipeline for a number of years,” Douglas said.

The Portsmouth MP said with the advent of the electronic age and the new West Coast Road, the connectivity between the Capital and the town of Portsmouth has been enhanced and so certain critical government services will be brought to the town.

“We welcome the establishment of the administrative building in this project,” he said.

Douglas said the Immigration Department, Traffic Department, Inland Revenue and VAT Division, Sub-treasury and Registry, Education and Sports Divisions, Prime Minister’s Office, Parliamentary Representative Office, Mayor and Council offices will all be housed in the new administrative building.