By Robert A. Emmanuel
The Project Implementation and Management Unit (PIMU) announced during a recent press briefing that it will be embarking on a project to repair buildings in Barbuda.
Project Coordinator Dennis Cudjoe spoke briefly about the Barbuda project.
“There is another project that will be rolled out dealing with Hurricane Irma, and that is another loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) that will realise some of the repairs to some of the public buildings on Barbuda,” he said, adding that improvements to the water supply and the Fisheries Department will be a part of that project.
Cudjoe added that a project engineer has been identified but planning for the Barbuda project remained in its early stages, and behind the planning for the 2020 second road rehabilitation project on Antigua.
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma decimated Antigua’s sister island, Barbuda, which has not yet recovered from the devastation.
However, earlier this month Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), Philmore Mullin stated that he was confident that the repair work done in Barbuda should ensure that the island will be better prepared for any major hurricane threat during the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.