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The Roads, Buildings and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) has joined the fight against dengue Fever in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This comes as the state-owned entity, responsible for the upkeep of public infrastructure, launches a new initiative dubbed “Fight Against Dengue”.

This will take the form of a road and drain cleaning programme which will run from today, Wednesday, to Oct.  22.

Chief Executive Officer of BRAGSA, Kem Bartholomew says the step is being taken in an effort to assist the Public Health Department in the fight against dengue fever.

BRAGSA said in a press release that it recognises the seriousness of the illness, and wants to play a pivotal role in the combative efforts.

Bartholomew said work will be carried out in every district across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He said cleaning gangs will be out from 8 a.m. today to commence the road and drain cleaning exercise.

Bartholomew is also appealing to persons to make a consorted effort to keep their drains and surroundings clean.

The eight-day project will be carried out a cost of EC$2.5 million.

Motorists and pedestrians are being asked to exercise caution during this period.

In addition to this initiative, BRAGSA is providing two vehicles and drivers to the Vector Unit of the Public Health Department to assist with fogging exercises.

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