Government is proposing to pump nearly $6 million dollars into the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).
The NEOC is the agency responsible for emergency response in the British Virgin Islands and is typically headed by the Governor, the Premier, and the Director of the Department of Disaster Management.
According to the National Democratic Party government’s proposed five-year recovery plan, funds for the NEOC will be directed specifically towards the construction of a new facility as well as hazard monitoring and alerting.
Some $1.19 million will be dumped into hazard monitoring while the remaining $4.73 million is geared towards the new facility.
The NEOC was operating out of Peebles Hospital in Road Town after the September 2017 hurricanes.
Governor Augustus Jaspert deactivated the centre just over two months after Hurricane Irma; marking that the territory had moved out of emergency response mode and into recovery mode.
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