In the framework of his visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and as part of the efforts undertaken by the ALBA-TCP countries to support the Caribbean country, the Executive Secretary of the regional bloc and the chairman of the Board of the Bank of ALBA, Sasha Llorenti and Raúl Li Causi, respectively, visited on Wednesday the so-called “red zone,” devastated by the La Soufrière volcano eruption three weeks ago.
“The devastation is enormous. 14 thousand people evacuated and 100 million dollars in losses. ALBA will contribute in any way it can to accompany Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”, informed the Executive Secretary.
During the day, both authorities carried out an evaluation of the living conditions of the Sandy Bay sector, in which the destruction of important farmlands and the loss of cattle were evidenced.
“We have been doing a tour and evaluating the damage, and understanding what our participation, both as Venezuela and ALBA, will be. We are entering a recovery phase where the humanitarian situation is in some way under control”, explained the Chairman of the Board of the Bank of ALBA.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves explained that during these three days, meetings have been held to report on the administration of humanitarian aid provided by the ALBA-TCP countries and the action plan undertaken by the Vincentian government to rebuild, rehabilitate and recover the Caribbean nation.
“I fully expect that this partnership will continue until we recover stronger,” said the highest authority of the Caribbean nation.