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VG, Anegada receives funding for debris clearance

File photo of galvanized metal and other waste that were piled at an unofficial dump on North Sound, Virgin Gorda. The items have since been removed.

The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has secured funds for debris clearance on Virgin Gorda and Anegada.

The two islands were the last of the major islands in the territory to be rid of hurricane debris.

The two islands’ week-long cleanup began on Monday.

Project Manager at the RDA Craig Owen told BVI News the undertaking represents the first collaboration between the RDA and private donors – the Bitter End Yacht Club and non-profit organisation, UNITE BVI.

Owen said contractors are tasked to remove derelict vehicles, metals, and non-metallic items on the two islands.

Non-metallic debris will be brought to each island’s dumpsites while the derelicts and metals will be shipped to the United States.

Earlier this month, contractors started cleanup work on Tortola and Jost Van Dyke.

Owen said he is pleased by the work done on those islands, so far.

“It has been going very well. We are impressed with the contractors and how quickly they could start and how many people they could get on short notice,” he said.

All four islands are expected to completely clean by August 30.

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  1. Phoenix says:

    So Nobody chimes in when it’s good news?
    After a year, $%(# is finally getting done!
    Thanks RDA!
    And thank you donors.

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