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New water tankers leave the Port


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New water tankers leave the Port
One of the new water tankers leaving the Bridgetown Port on Thursday. (Picture by Natanga Smith)

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Some of the promised water tankers left the Bridgetown Port on Thursday afternoon.

Ten new water tankers were parked near the Sugar Bond, and while the Nation team was on site, two were driven off.

On Sunday, Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Ian Gooding-Edghill, said Government was investing about $7 million in acquiring new water tankers.

Speaking at a meeting of the Barbados Labour Party’s Christ Church East branch at the constituency office in Hopewell Road, Gooding-Edghill said five new water tankers were already on island and 12 more were expected to be delivered this week.

“You can’t service a country with 17 water tanks. The Government through the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) board, approved the procurement of 28 new water tankers in Barbados. Seven are already at the BWA; they are being sanitised.

“Twelve tankers are expected to leave the Bridgetown Port tomorrow (Monday) for delivery to the BWA, and the remaining nine tanks will be on island before the end of this month,” he said at the meeting. (NS/SAT)