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Mottley tours flood-prone areas

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Mottley tours flood-prone areas

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley today held an impromptu meeting with high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Transport and Works, after touring a number of flood-prone areas.

She had toured areas near the City of Bridgetown, Speightstown in St Peter, and a few other rural areas this week.

Her focus, however, fell on the area surrounding Murphy’s Pasture in New Orleans, The City, which is part of an ongoing project to ease the flow of stagnant water or heavy rainfall away from the heavily populated area.

Newly appointed Minister of Transport,Works and Water Resources, Ian Gooding-Edghill, Permanent Secretary Mark Cummins, and the ministry’s Acting Chief Technical Officer Philip Tudor were all briefed by the Prime Minister about what she expected from the project.

Mottley had visited the area on Thursday, and today she spent time speaking to concerned residents.

During the meeting, which was also attendedby Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams, and Attorney General Dale Marshall, the architectural plans for the flood mitigation project were perused by the Prime Minister, after they were presented by Tudor.

Mottley told the technocrats the importance of getting the flood-prone area protected as soon as possible, immediately after providing the country with an update on Government’s plans to deal with the arrival of Tropical Storm Gonzalo. (BA)

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