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Isratech Jamaica Limited gives $2m in aid to Dominica

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM
This September 23 photo shows some of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria in Roseau, the capital of Dominica.

While Isratech Jamaica Ltd's (IJL) principals generally adopt a modest, low-key approach to its charitable endeavours, the intensity of the devastation meted out to the region by the recent spate of natural disasters compelled the company to use its resources and support Dominica in its time of need.

IJL temporarily suspended regular business at its headquarters in Mandeville to convert its operations into a packaging and distribution hub for the relief goods destined for Dominica, valued at more than $2 million.

The extensive damage to Dominica's water infrastructure has severely compromised water safety and accessibility. IJL, noting that it specialises in this area, said it felt duty-bound to provide assistance with expertise and equipment to help rebuild Dominica quickly and ease the pressure off the local water authorities.

In addition, the company has also supplied a substantial amount of basic relief items.

Benjie Hodara, vice-president of sales and marketing, asserted that the wave of destruction presents the opportunity to rebuild, using newer technologies and sustainable infrastructure to strengthen the country's resilience to future catastrophic events.