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Ministry under tight deadline for repairs


Carlos Atwell

Ministry under tight deadline for repairs
Workmen at a Government workshop preparing to cut wood for transportation. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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The race is on as the Ministry of Housing has until the end of October to rebuild almost 200 houses destroyed by last month’s freak storm and Hurricane Elsa which affected Barbados on July 2.

Minister of Housing Dr William Duguid said this has prompted them to enact new house building methods in order to make the deadline.

“The Prime Minister has set a date for me, by October, so we recognise it’s a tight framework and this is why we have to be all out every day trying to get the assessments and the rebuilds done.

“We are doing a lot of the cuts of the wood and steel for ourselves and then building some of these houses in place by assembling them in the various locations. We cut, bundle, load and transport and we have found this cuts the work in half,” he said, adding they had six completed house uprights ready for transport. (CA)

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