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Geothermal project drilling to begin in April

Geothermal project  drilling to begin in April

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Drilling related to this country’s geothermal project is expected to begin in April this year, and by June, the government will have an idea of the full extent and quality of our geothermal resources.

According to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, US$15 million, a soft loan, has been secured from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ABDF) and that money will be utilized in the drilling phase of the geothermal project.

The Prime Minister said on Tuesday that the drill rig is on its way to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and by April 2, over 100 containers of equipment will arrive here.

Gonsalves also noted that in paying attention to this country’s energy sector, Union Island will get a solar facility valued at US$6 million, a grant through the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He added also that Dubai Cares has donated US$500,000 over the last two years for the school feeding program and 12 of the 61 primary schools are able to give free lunch to students who need it.