The drilling of exploratory geothermal wells in the Roseau Valley is expected to commence at the end of July this year.
The contract for the over 4.5 million Euros project was signed on Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 during a ceremony at the Public Service Training Centre in Roseau.
The contract was awarded to the Iceland Drilling Company and is being funded by the Agence Francaise de Development, the European Union and the Government of Dominica.
Project Coordinator, Jason Timothy, explained that the long term objective is to confirm the nature and extent of the potential geothermal resource at various sites within the Wotten Waven area to determine the capacity of wells for sustainable commercial exploitation in generating electric power. cont./
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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