While stating that a significant portion of the recovery funds will be pumped into infrastructural development, Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee, Brodrick Penn said several miles of roads will be rebuilt across the British Virgin Islands.
Road infrastructure took a massive blow when the hurricanes smashed into the territory last September.
“We are anticipating that we are going to have to rebuild around 19 miles of roads,” Penn said during a public consultation about government’s proposed recovery plan this morning.
Work has already started on the territory’s thoroughfares.
Penn in the meantime said “beyond the roads, [work is also to be done] on the drains, the ghuts, the retaining walls, the fences, etcetera.”
He also noted that sewage and water plants will be ‘upgraded’.
According to the proposed recovery plan, roughly $216 million will be pumped into infrastructural development and repairs.
The territory’s roadwork will get the largest bite of infrastructure allocation – $56.3 million.
The electrical network is expected to receive $48.6 million, while the water distribution network and government office repairs will each receive $32.6 million.
Sixteen million dollars will be pumped into the territory’s seaports.
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