THE ROADS, Buildings and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) has received three new vehicles to assist with clean up efforts, following the explosive eruption of La Soufriere Volcano on April 9, 2021.
The two water sprinkling trucks and wheel loader were purchased by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at a combined cost of over $EC500,000.
According to a release from BRAGSA, Communications Officer, Rohan Cupid said the vehicles were being commissioned immediately to assist with clean up efforts in the orange zone.
He said since the eruption, BRAGSA has been working relentlessly in the communities in an effort to restore some level of normality and teams have been out cleaning and washing the roads from Fitz Hughes in North Leeward, to Georgetown in North Windward, as well as removing volcanic ash from the communities.
Emphasis was also being placed on the cleaning and power washing of public buildings such as schools, clinics and police stations and the work is expected to intensify now that the green light has been given for persons in the shelters to return to their communities in the Orange Zone.
BRAGSA’S clean up efforts are ongoing, and Cupid is asking persons in the communities to exercise caution while the work is being done.