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Phase two of Portmore clean-up set for this weekend

Published:Wednesday | November 5, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Phase two of clean-up activities in Portmore, geared at reducing the spread of the chikungunya virus (Chik-V) in the municipality is slated to begin on Saturday.



The work, which will continue into Sunday, will take place in zone two of the municipality and a total of 27 major communities are to be targeted over the two days.



The exercise is part of the national health emergency vector control clean-up campaign for which the Government has allocated $500 million.



The Portmore Municipal Council is spearheading the works, which will include drain clearing, cleaning open lots, bushing and fogging.



The plans for the undertaking were revealed during a meeting hosted by the Portmore Municipal Council last evening.



Acting Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas, who chaired the meeting, assured that no community within the zone will be bypassed during the two-day exercise.



He appealed to residents to clean-up their immediate surroundings, and gather large waste items such as fridges, stoves and tyres, so that they can be easily collected by National Solid Waste Management Authority.



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