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Grenada gets $6m for disaster base

Regional 28 Oct, 2020 Follow News

Morne Jaloux will soon see a state of the art disaster centre built

Grenada will receive over $6 million from the United States to create a disaster HQ in Morne Jaloux.

Last week US Ambassador to Grenada Linda Taglialatela joined Minister of Finance Gregory Bowen, Minister of State with responsibility for Disaster Management Winston Garraway, and Permanent Secretary Rhonda Jones to commission a new emergency operations centre and warehouse in Morne Jaloux.

This centre will serve as the headquarters for the National Disaster Management Agency which coordinates Grenada’s emergency planning, training, response, and recovery efforts for natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

US Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Project is providing US$3.9 million for the construction of this centre and US$2.7 million for a similar project in Carriacou. Both projects are expected to be completed by March 2021.

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