MissionTo institute policies and regulatory measures and execute programmes to improve the infrastructure in roads, utilities, ports, energy and strengthen services in civil aviation, maritime and meteorological services administration sub-sectors to stimulate and support sustainable economic growth for the overall benefit of the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
VisionTo be a well-known public agency for the delivery of excellent policies and programmes towards a better infrastructure, air transportation, maritime services, meteorological services, postal services and a reliable and relevant energy sector for the nation.
ResponsibilitiesThe Ministry of Public Works and Ports is the arm of the Government responsible for the national infrastructure namely; road network management, coastal management, irrigation and drainage, energy development, maritime services and port development and services. The Ministry also performs project management functions with regard to all government and government sponsored developments island-wide, The Ministry accomplished its various functions with due regard for Government's policies and strategic directions. The Ministry recognized that these areas are fundamental to development and the achievement of the social goals of Government. Consequently, we constantly strive to add true value to our product, and establish and develop relations with all stakeholders for the increasing effectiveness of the Public Service. The Ministry is also responsible for planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and coordinating development activities in roads, air and sea ports, maritime, energy, civil aviation, meteorological services and in the operations of the Postal Services. The State owned Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA) and Public Works Corporation (PWC) are directed by a board appointed by the Minister. The Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) is the regulatory authority for the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and sales of electricity and reports to the Minister.
GSPS Strategic Objectives
- To develop a national road policy to govern the development and use of roads.
- To facilitate an updated road legislation in an effort to effectively manage road use
- To develop geothermal energy potential to provide cheaper / more affordable cost of electricity for reducing burden to domestic consumer and to improve the competitiveness and growth of the economy
- To promote regional integration by becoming a regional hub for export of renewable energy (geothermal) to neighbouring countries.
The Ministry is primarily made up of the following nine (9) functional units:
Policy Formulation and Administration Unit
Technical Services Division
General Post Office
Civil Aviation Administration
The Ministry is also responsible for three (3) statutory bodies, namely:
Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA)
Public Works Corporation (PWC)
Geothermal Project Symposium