Satellite Warehouse to be opened today
A satellite warehouse, constructed by the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will open this afternoon, October 9, at Noel, in Sandy Bay.
The building, which was constructed to ensure that in the event of a disaster, emergency supplies and food are available north of the Rabacca Dry River, will be managed by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). It is one of two satellite warehouses which were recently constructed, the other being at Rose Hall in North Leeward.
Local architectural firm, TVA Consultants Limited designed the warehouses and supervised their construction at a combined total cost of approximately EC$308,000. Construction of the warehouses was done by Franco Construction Ltd and Williams Electronics Services of SVG. The warehouse at Sandy Bay was constructed at a cost of EC$814,794.55, while the cost of construction of the one at Rose Hall was EC$965,112.53.
Another local firm, Stewart Engineering Ltd. was contracted to design and supervise the construction of four other satellite warehouses at a cost of EC$535,453.87.
Three of these warehouses are being constructed at Mesopotamia, Georgetown and Union Island, while the satellite warehouse in Bequia is planned for the first quarter of 2019.
Today’s opening of the satellite warehouse in Sandy Bay is scheduled to begin at 2 pm and will hear remarks from Michelle Forbes, Director of NEMO; Richard McLeish who will give the Project overview and Montgomery Daniel, Minister of Housing and Parliamentary Representative for the area. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves will deliver the feature address.