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Government to Invest $1.3 Million in restoration of Cultural Centers

by: - January 28, 2019
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The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has commenced construction, restoration and rehabilitation works at the Arawak House of Culture and the Old Mill Cultural Center.

The Arawak House of Culture, one of the main locations for hosting of cultural events was severely impacted by Hurricane Maria.

The extensive rehabilitation project valued at over $900,000.00 will include compete rehabilitation of the external and internal structures to include: roof; stage; seating; flooring; foyer and air conditioning.

The rehabilitation will also include installation of a new sound and lighting system and artistic indoor and outdoor décor.

In keeping with the Ministry’s Vision to develop Heritage Tourism and support the Arts, the Old Mill Cultural Center is also being upgraded. The Old Mill project valued at $600,000.00 includes construction of a permanent stage, restoration of Historic features of the property (Chimneys, Furnaces, Mills and Ruins), and installation of interpretation signage.

These projects are geared to provide support for Arts and Culture and to promote Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Dominica and are targeted for completion by May 2019 to accommodate the DOMFESTA Celebrations.