Monday, 18 June 2018 18:13

Local Gov't Ministry, Corporations Clear Watercourses Ahead Of Rainy Season

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The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is preparing for the Rainy Season at each of its fourteen Municipal Corporations.

A statement from the Ministry says in order to prevent flooding, they have been cleaning local drains and minor watercourses, cutting trees that may create a hazard, and training volunteers in Community Emergency Response, Shelter Management, and First Aid.

It says the Municipal Corporations have also made efforts to stock both sandbags and sand for pre-event distribution in areas vulnerable to flooding, while also offering bulk and white waste garbage collections services, mosquito spraying, plus canine collection and rodent baiting.

C News reached out to Chairman of the Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation (TPRC), Paul Leacock, who said they have already begun work to clear drains and watercourses in areas which are prone to flooding.

Mr. Leacock said their cleanup campaign continues, even as they wait on assistance from the Ministry of Works.

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