Following the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and subsequent ash fall across Barbados, the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has been coordinating and supervising the cleanup of its industrial estates.
As one of the larger property owners of the Barbados government, the demands are significant and a committee has been instituted to manage coordination of the clean-up.
In the two weeks since the first ash fall, BIDC has coordinated the cleaning of its industrial estates, engaging existing and external cleaners to safely clear ash.
Persons from various communities have offered additional manpower with over 400 bags of ash collected thus far. Tenants are being engaged in a systematic way to facilitate coordination and scheduling of cleaning support.
The clean-up effort encompasses roadways, sidewalks, car parks and buildings. Roofs and gutters are excluded at this time for safety reasons.
For further information or queries, please contact BIDC’s Manager, Properties, Neville Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mobile 836-3863.