The Government of Dominica officially signed an agreement with Vital Developers Ltd for the construction of a 5 Star Villa Unit Eco Resort at Providence in Laudat.
The signing of the contracts took place in an official ceremony on Monday February 11th at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room in the Financial Center.
The development of the resort, named Sanctuary Rain Forest Eco Resort and Spa will be funded under the Real Estate Option of the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program. The Developer of the resort is Mr. Alexander Berenstain.
The resort will be constructed over a period of 36 months from date of signing and will comprise duplex units with a total of 72 rooms which will include: a restaurant and bar; yoga and meditation center; a health spa; two swimming pool; reception building, lobby and boutique; laundry building; maintenance site and; parking facilities.
Over 160 citizens will be employed during the construction phase of this project and over 65 citizens will be employed as permanent hospitality workers at the resort when the project is completed.
“It has been my desire as parliamentary representative of the Roseau Valley to see the establishment of a project that will add value to the Roseau Valley premium tourism sites….This Five Star resort is certainly a step in the right direction and will lead to the creation of new jobs of diverse nature, development of skills and education for our youth and the revitalization of the small business and the craft sector in the Roseau Valley,” said Chairman of CBI Ministerial Sub Committee and Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley, Honorable Dr John Colin McIntyre.
“As Minister for Public Works and the Parliamentary Representative for the Valley I have spared no efforts that the access to the Roseau Valley remains Very high on our agenda,” he added.
At this ceremony there were brief addresses by Prime Minister Honorable Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, Project Developer Alexander Berenstain and Minister for Tourism and Culture, Honorable Robert Tonge.