Work to begin on new Grandbay Roman Catholic Church to begin soon
The 100 year old building was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Effort have since been made to raise funds for the construction of a new stricture there.
Assistance diocesan engineer Tarick Rolle says upon completion the building will be able to last a life time using new modern day technologies
He says the church will take approximately 2 years to be complete, however, work will be done in 8 phases, once the necessary funds are raised
Rolle says all churches and chapels who have used this roofing system had experienced little of no damage during hurricanes or disasters.
Assistant diocesan engineer Tarick Rolle
Phase 8 will include furnishing and floor treatment. The total cost of renovation will be done at a total cost of 5 million dollars
Meantime parliamentary representative for the Grandbay constituency Edward Registe says the Grandbaby Catholic Church has served as a fortress for many people spanning decades.
And head of the Catholic Church in Dominica bishop Gabriel Malzaire says he is happy that Granbay community is beginning to seeing itself constructing a home grown church as the Vatican has instructed the bishops of the region to be more self- sufficient.
Bishop of Roseau his lordship Gabriele Malzaire
The construction of the church is being done under the theme Rebuilding Church reigniting faith.