The rebuilding of homes for volcano displaced persons commenced yesterday on lands identified at Orange Hill, in the red zone.
This is according to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves who on radio yesterday said that they are moving apace as planned with the twenty-seven (27) homes to be built.
Building material from the region would have arrived over the weekend and PM Gonsalves asked for patience of some people who may not be able to get building materials as priority has to be given to schools and other immediate repairs.
At a recent news conference Minister of Housing Orando Brewster indicated that the preliminary assessment stated that over $20 million worth of damage was sustained to homes in the red and orange zones. He said thus far there is a total of five hundred and fifty-three (553) homes identified with some level of damage sustained.
Speaking on the restoration of utility services in the red zone, Prime Minister Gonsalves said that the Central Water and Sewerage Authority-CWSA and the St.Vincent Electricity Services Limited-VINLEC have made steady progress.