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Nov 27, 2013

GOB to give $3 Million to assist infrastructural damages by flood

Dean Barrow

Today’s press conference was held for the purpose of discussing flooding and government’s response to infrastructure concerns. The bad news is that incessant rains have negatively impacted many families across the country, and destroyed infrastructure everywhere. The good news is that the Ministry of Works has conducted an assessment, and GOB is releasing almost three million dollars to deal with immediate remedial works.


Dean Barrow, Prime Minister

“With respect to road infrastructure, what the Ministry of Works has done is to do a costing with respect to the most severely affected roadways. We talk about areas were access has been cut off and moving of people and goods severely impaired. The Ministry of Works has given to the ministry of Finance, the budget that is required to the immediate remedial work that is necessary. That budget is for 2.69 million dollars and the Ministry of Finance of course has I think already made the first trans of $962, 355 available and will make the balance available as soon as the call is made by the Ministry of Works.”


Additional monies have also been allocated for more works to be done in all districts. The estimated value of the infrastructure program to be undertaken by GOB is seventy-six million dollars.


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