São Vicente: Government announces grants totalling 20 million escudos to build walls, clean roads and support families affected by rains

Mindelo, Sep 18 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Regional Integration said the Government will support the City Hall of São Vicente with a financing package of 20 million escudos to build walls, clean roads and support families whose houses were affected by the rains.

Rui Figueiredo made this announcement Thursday after visiting several areas in São Vicente Island, together with the substitute mayor of São Vicente, Rodrigo Rendall, and the councilor for Civil Protection, José Carlos da Luz, to see the effects caused for the last rains.

According to the minister, unfortunately, the rains that came “brought some damage”, but “the City Hall is responding, in a timely manner, to the challenges imposed”, in relation to the walls that collapsed, to the damage on the roads and in relation to people who are in precarious housing situation.

Rui Figueiredo said that the first assessment made by the City Halls on the funds necessary to correct the damage caused by the rains, the expenses are around 20 million escudos. However, the City Hall has already allocated an amount because it has already started to work on clearing roads and has “a lot of material” on the ground.



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