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Dominica receives US$200,000 worth of building materials from the Tank-Weld Group

Dominica receives US$200,000 worth of building materials from the Tank-Weld Group

Media Release: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dominica

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has received for the benefit of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica a donation of 14,000 sheets of galvalume sheeting valued at US$200,000.00 (EC$540,000.00) from The Tank-Weld Group; a building materials supplier operating in Jamaica. 

Dominica’s Foreign Minister Francine Baron has hailed the donation as very timely.

“Tank-Weld’s donation will enable the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) as well as military engineering units from Jamaica and other CARICOM States to continue their support to the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) for emergency and reconstruction programmes on the island following the devastation wrought to the island’s housing.”

Dominica’s Housing Minister Reginald Austrie has expressed his appreciation for the donation indicating that it constitutes a significant contribution to the massive reconstruction challenge facing his Ministry.

“I have to applaud Chris Bicknell and Garnet Roper of the Tank-Weld Group and; its partner OSLO Bulk for their generous contribution towards our struggle on the front line of climate change. It represents a very strong commitment of the private sector.”

The donation also covers shipping and port handling costs.

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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