The government of Dominica has allocated $3.7 million for the renovation of sheds housing the Clear Harbor call centre at the industrial estate in Canefield.
Chairman of the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development (AID) Bank Martin Charles made the announcement yesterday at a post-Hurricane Maria press conference.
“We are also thankful to the government for making available some $3.7 million for restoring and refurbishing of the sheds occupied by Clear Harbor at the industrial estate in Canefield,” he stated.
He noted that Clear Harbor is one of the single largest employers on the island and therefore the refurbishment of the facility was critical.
He said that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s decision on donating the funds came following a site visit to the facility with the members of the board of directors of the AID Bank and its management team.
“Prior to this announcement the Prime Minister ensured that a generator was made available to Clear Harbor weeks after Maria so that they could have commenced their operations,” Charles said.
Meantime, Charles has expressed his gratitude towards the government of Dominica for the millions which has been invested in the bank over the years especially through the citizenship by investment fund.
He said that the government has ensured that Dominica’s economy will recover by lending to the productive sectors.
Charles said that as a result of the government’s investment it would create “an increased employment the control and production of the food import bill and increase revenue and foreign exchange earnings.”
The site in which Clear Harbor operates at the Canefield industrial site is owned by the AID Bank.