Dominica Has Saved $55 Million For An International Airport

The government of Dominica has been saving for a new international airport, with US$55 million already in the coffers to begin construction, according to local media reports. 

Roosevelt Skerrit PM of Dominica

Despite the costs of rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, the government of Dominica has been saving for a new international airport, with US$55 million already in the coffers to begin construction, according to local media reports.

Roosevelt Skerrit (pictured), the island’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, revealed this week that the government had been putting aside US$1.9 million a month toward the airport. These initial funds will cover the groundbreaking, but the full airport will cost around US$81.5 million.

“We said in the parliament here of our intentions to build an international airport and the only reason why we are not more advanced now is because of the hurricane,” said Skerrit.

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