GIS Dominica – Government continues to invest in making Dominica the first Climate Resilient nation in the world. Two regional emergency shelters will serve the people in the Jimmit and Castle Bruce areas.

An agreement was signed between the Government of Dominica and the National Authorizing Office (NAO) on behalf of the European Union Development Fund to see the fruition of these projects.

The 18 million dollar facility in Jimmit was constructed to serve as a safe place in the event of a natural disaster. This project was developed to house 500 individuals.

The Castle Bruce Regional Emergency Shelter, costing over 14 million dollars has a capacity of 300 people. Construction works began in September 2020.

These facilities will include an open hall to serve as a dormitory, a storage area, kitchen, washrooms, medical area, laundry, office area, alternate water and power.

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