PetroCaribe contributing to Dominica’s development

first_img Share LocalNews PetroCaribe contributing to Dominica’s development by: – April 29, 2014 112 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! PetroCaribe, which has sixty-one LPG agents across the island, introduced new fibreglass bottles in 2013PetroCaribe, which operates under the parent company PDV Caribe Dominica, is a major contributor to the island’s development, its sales and marketing manager, Ian Pinard has said.Pinard highlighted several projects undertaken and some in progress which are funded through PetroCaribe and the Venezuela Government.Free LPG cooking gas for centenarians under the ‘Yes We Care’ program, housing, beach clean-up, fishermen’s fuel station, sea defence walls, construction of a primary school, a police station, metallic waste clean-up on two beaches and support of Carnival activities were listed among these projects.“So far we have two hundred and fifty persons under the social program of the LPG cooking gas who receive a free LPG from PetroCaribe every month”.That is significant, he noted, when the cost associated with the program; thirty dollars a bottle is calculated.Pinard added that PetroCaribe also helps to provide employment as there are sixty-one (61) LPG agents across the island who receives a commission from sales of the product.Forty petro casas have been constructed in Trafalgar, Grand Bay, Stockfarm and Portsmouth and ten now are being constructed in Castle Bruce“We have sixty-one LPG agents around Dominica and that too is a form of employment because when you’re selling the cooking gas for Petro Caribe you receive a commission on every bottle that you sell”.Pinard noted that PetroCaribe continues to do quite a bit in terms of the social programs around the community. Forty petro casas have been constructed in Trafalgar, Grand Bay, Stockfarm and Portsmouth and ten now are being constructed in Castle Bruce.“We’ve seen housing has become a major thing for PetroCaribe and we will continue to promote housing in every way that we can in Dominica”.Six fisherman’s fuel stations, which provide fishermen with easier access to fuel their vessels, have been constructed in Scotts Head, Marigot, San Sauveur, Portsmouth, Roseau and Fond St. Jean. “We have seen where the fishermen and the fishing cooperative are receiving a rebate of fifteen cents on every gallon or so”.Scotts Head filling station; five others have been constructed in Marigot, San Sauveur, Portsmouth, Roseau and Fond St. JeanPetroCaribe, he further stated, continues to do quite a bit in terms of the social advancement of Dominica through the construction of the Salybia Primary and the Grand Bay Police Station.“We see the metallic boat clean-up in Portsmouth and Jimmit and some of us will remember that Jimmit bay side was a metallic waste and now if you go there, there is totally cleaned-up because of PetroCaribe”.Moreover, PetroCaribe contributed sixty-thousand dollars to Carnival 2014, “one of the best and the most successful carnivals in Dominica’s history”.“We continue to do quite a bit; we’ve seen the construction of the abattoir in Layou under construction now and also the coffee plant in Chance, Portsmouth”.The funding for all of these projects came from PetroCaribe funds and contributions from the Venezuela Government, Pinard emphasized. “We continue to play a major role in the advancement of Dominica; we’ve seen the construction of the sea defense wall in Soufriere, Scotts Head and also Tan Tan and also the improvement of the airport”.“All these are under the PetroCaribe funds so PetroCaribe continues to play a major role in Dominica’s development,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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