Inaugural survey and mapping of Dominica’s soil completed

first_imgLocalNews Inaugural survey and mapping of Dominica’s soil completed by: – January 18, 2018 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share 177 Views   no discussions Press ReleaseThe Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)/Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) under the Ministry of Health and Environment, held the inaugural mission for the commencement of the national soils survey and mapping sub-project. The Soils Survey Technical Working Group guided by the Consultant Dr. Stephen Dadio and comprised of representatives from the PCU, Division of Agriculture, DOWASCO, Physical Planning Division, Office of Disaster Management, Lands and Surveys Division, and the Ministry of Public Works and Ports, ably supported the successful outcome of the mission.The mission was held from 8th – 12th January 2018 and entailed data review of existing soils data for the Commonwealth of Dominica. The main objectives of the mission was to undertake a comprehensive needs assessment to include recommendations to improve institutional capacity as well as an in-depth data review of existing literature and data on soils characteristics. As part of the activities, the team visited various sites island wide observing soil types and collecting representative soil samples for rapid testing.The eventual outcome under this sub-project will be the identification of soil types, characteristics and properties to inform decisions in relation to agriculture (suitability of soil types to various crops); construction (civil and structural engineering purposes); land use planning and water and natural resources management. These key inputs are necessary for assessing watershed behaviour, soil erosion, land use suitability and risk analysis, particularly with respect to land slip potential which ultimately provide data to guide long and short-term development and investment decisions.Additionally, due to Dominica’s unique climate conditions and given the challenges faced with regards to its very steep and finely dissected topography which accounts for a significant percentage of the country’s productive base, the development of detailed scaled soil maps is even more critical to guide agricultural, forestry and infrastructural developments. This activity is expected to be completed in January 2020.The PCU would like to thank the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the World Bank, the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and representatives from the various line ministries as we work together to reduce vulnerability by building resilience!last_img read more

NCCU Operational Changes

first_imgAnnouncementsLocalNews NCCU Operational Changes by: – March 27, 2020 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share La Salette: 255-2227, 255-2230 iv. Paul: 255-2213, 255-2215, 255-2218 The NCCU Ltd., in keeping with one of our co-operative principles, “concern for the community” and in light of the current situation with COVID 19 is revising business hours.Our concern remains the well-being of our staff and members and it is against this background, that effective March 28, 2020, the following is being implemented:Members requiring services which are not available through the CU Online Services and at the ATMs are required to schedule an appointment. Castle Bruce: 255-2264, 255-2263 We also encourage our members to utilize our digital services – CU Online Services and the use of their International Debit Card. Members who currently does not possess an ATM card NCCU Ltd will be happy to assist you in obtaining one by calling 255-2126 to schedule an appointment.NCCU is committed to assisting members through this difficult time by providing a safer way to minimize the spread of Corona virus.Members and the general public are asked to take note and be guided accordingly. To schedule an appointment or make an enquiry, please contact us by calling the respective NCCU LTD offices and Branches as follows:Head Office: 255-2172 Roseau: 255-2195 March 27, 2020. 73 Views   no discussions Vieille Case: 255-2241 David’s: 255-2256 Sharelast_img read more