Dublanc River Defense Wall – Dominica

Country Dominica

Approved

July 16, 2015

Funding

USD106,426

Programme

 BNTF 8

Overview

On numerous occasions the river has overflowed its banks, resulting in flooding of the streets and a number of residential homes. The main access road to the community is also being eroded on the southern side while the bank of the existing road to the northern section is being undermined close to the main bridge.

Objective

Improved standard of living of poor and vulnerable persons through the provision of a defense wall.

Benefits

  • improved access to social services outside the immediate environs;
  • enhanced connectivity and networking among residents; and
  • increased social activities since the villagers use this section of the river very heavily for recreation, washing, bathing and protection of the prevalent fish life.