Public Works and Transport Minister Neko C. Grant announced Wednesday that a team of officers from the Ministry will travel to Inagua Friday to undertake detailed assessments of various government buildings and properties damaged as a result of Hurricane Ike.
Among those traveling to Inagua are a quantity surveyor, a structural engineer, an architect, and a mechanical and electrical engineer. The team will assess the damage done to the following: the airport, the base of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Government administration complex, the Government Clinic that is presently under construction, the existing Government Clinic, the dock, the primary and secondary schools, the Police Station, the residence of the Police, the lighthouse and the residence of the Administrator.
According to Minister Grant the assessments will include estimated costs of the repairs. He said the team will also lend assistance otherwise as needed, particularly to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The details of the assessments are expected to be provided early next week.