Extensive clean up underway in Dominica's capital
Nine months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc in Dominica, the island's capital Roseau is undergoing another cleanup exercise.
This project is an expansion of the work done post-Maria to clean up the city and restore public and private sector activity in Roseau.
A release from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture said the Roseau City Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal is currently undertaking an extensive cleanup of Roseau.
Phase one of the clean-up is focused primarily on clearance of abandoned lots, drains and culverts, and derelict vehicles within the city.
"This is expected to improve health and safety, help mitigate against flooding risks, and enhance the aesthetics of the city. This ongoing clean-up complements the ongoing works to dredge the Roseau River and the Roseau Enhancement project. The Roseau City Council is in the process of contacting the owners of vacant lots and abandoned properties to discuss the maintenance and utilisation of available lots," the release said.
Phase two includes the installation of 50 45g litter bins around the city of Roseau. The bins have been placed at strategic high traffic areas to curb indiscriminate dumping of litter around the city.
Additionally, the Government and the Roseau City Council are currently rolling out plans for improved waste management, signage, improved sidewalks and drainage, and the establishment of green spaces within the city.
It is expected that these improvements will enhance the experience for cruise and stayover visitors to Roseau and benefit all locals who traverse the city on a daily basis.