Government will be taking back its generators from local businesses within a few short months when power is fully restored in the British Virgin Islands.
The Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited had donated a number of generators to the state-owned Department of Trade to aid businesses that were left without electricity after the hurricanes.
“To date, we have had 53 recipients for these generators. Mainly those persons are in the Second District and some parts of the eastern part of the island (Tortola) where we know that power would not have been given based on information from the electricity department,” said Director of Trade, Karia Christopher.
Christopher, who was speaking recently at a public consultation on government’s proposed recovery plan, said she expects to retrieve the generators in roughly the next six months.
“We are saying that we the Department of Trade has a right to retrieve those generators,” she said.
Power has been restored to roughly 70 percent of the territory.
The generator donation programme
Interested business owners had to apply for a generator. Recipients were chosen based on location, the timeline of electricity restoration in their area, and the soundness of their building’s structure and electrical wiring.
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