Friday, June 3, 2016

Commonwealth of Dominica: "Geothermal Project Should Not be Left on Back Burner"

Baroness Sandip Verma Brings Good News On First Visit To Dominica

Plans are for construction of a 7.5- 8 MW geothermal plant

The advancement of Dominica’s geothermal project took center stage as United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, Baroness Sandip Verma, paid an official visit to Dominica this week.

Baroness Verma expressed to the Dominica leader the UK government’s keen interest in the long term economic development of the island.

She informed Hon Skerrit that more funds were available for the advancement of the geothermal project.

“You obviously have a vision for your country,” she said to the Hon. Prime Minister. “We also have a vision for how we can support your growth agenda. My urge to you is that there is funds available, about $20m. Along with other partners coming together, the geothermal project should not be left on the back burner for a long time.

“You have already done the mapping and the drilling exercises. My urge would be let’s get on with it and let’s get a move on because it’s something that would demonstrate the seriousness of our relationship to get the economic growth story going. Also it allows investors to see the seriousness because then you will have a competitive edge with competitive energy pricing.”

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