Hon. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has told the international community that Dominica is prepared to provide water to countries around the world in need of such a valuable resource.
Hon. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, in an interview with South-South News’ Allan Capper in New York last week, said Dominica has an abundance of water and has the capacity to export millions of water on a daily basis.
“We have the capacity to export millions of gallons of water on a daily basis. We are self-sufficient in water. There are no desalination plants in Dominica. It is purely surface water. We have millions and millions of gallons of underground water that we have not touched at all. It is there and we have the capacity to export. There are, in fact, facilities at every one of our ports in Dominica to be able to supply the ships. We supply the cruise ships with fresh water that come into the region at present and as well as the cargo vessels which pass through our parts. But in terms of selling our water to the US or the Middle East or to China, we have the capacity to do that. I believe the international community, as we have started to give attention to it, more or less looking at where are the sources of water, where are the challenges, we can see how we can work together.” 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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