The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is moving forward, with its thrust to enhance this country’s resilience to disasters.
This as a satellite warehouse, housing essential disaster equipment was opened at Chilli Village, Georgetown, yesterday.
The warehouse is the third of six being constructed in strategic locations in the country, to strengthen resilience in areas that are most vulnerable during natural disasters.
Designed by the architects and engineers of the Ministry of Transport and Works with input from original designs by the local firm, TVA Consultant Ltd – the Georgetown warehouse designs were reviewed and amended by another local firm, Stewart Engineering Ltd., which also supervised the construction.
Built to resist hurricanes and other disasters the building has a main storage area of approximately 570 square feet, an office, a full bathroom and water storage of approximately 1,300 gallons.
The other satellite warehouse locations are Sandy Bay, Rose Hall, Mesopotamia, Bequia and Union Island. The warehouses at Sandy Bay and Rose Hall have already been opened.
The works, which commenced on May 3, 2018 at the contracted cost of XCD1.04 million, was completed on May 31, 2019 by Williams Electronics Services.