NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The government will spend approximately $6.4 million for the Family Relief Centre on Abaco to house displaced Hurricane Dorian victims, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
In a communication to Parliament, Minnis also announced that the government will acquire 100 RV trailers to house government personnel assisting with recovery efforts.
“The reconstruction ministry is in the process of deploying temporary housing for government employees on Abaco,” said Minnis.
“One hundred RV trailers will accommodate 300 critical government personnel, who will play an essential role in reconstruction and recovery.
“I note that a protocol is being determined for the relocating of individuals back to Abaco.
“Further, a land site, next to the Spring City subdivision on Abaco, is being prepared to create the Family Relief Centre, which will serve as temporary housing accommodations for families affected by this monster hurricane.”
Minnis said the center will have 250 dome structures, and include plumbing, drainage, a sewer system, and electricity.
The facility will span across 12 acres of land.
“Land is being prepared and trenching begins this week,” Minnis continued.
“Materials for the infrastructure work are scheduled to arrive on Abaco next week”.
Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Restoration Iram Lewis told Eyewitness News Online on Tuesday the temporary relief facilities will be occupied by Bahamians and legal residents.