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Briefs: Government promises incentives through building codes

Hon. Claude Hogan speaking at Gap Analysis workshop

The Government of Montserrat is to incorporate green technology in its building codes.

Confirmation of this has come from the Honourable Minister responsible for Lands and the Environment Claude Hogan.

He says the Government will be encouraging builders to include energy efficient technologies such as solar water heaters and lights and cisterns in their construction projects.

says under the quick win project with the building code, builders would receive some form incentives if they include green technology in their buildings.

The Minister was speaking at the ocean governance workshop.

 

Minister Hogan attends International Conference in Guadeloupe

Information arriving late today, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 advises that Hon. Minister Hogan attending an International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change being held in neighbouring French Territory, Guadeloupe, addressed the hundreds of delegates and guests from around the world.

Hogan spoke to them about the Montserrat experience with Biodiversity loss and how the island was rebuilding on 1/3 of the island’s habitable space.

He recounted before the world audience the history of Montserrat as “The way the Caribbean Used to Be” and said although hosting a Caribbean volcano it was, after recent general elections, focusing intensely on a green economy driven by geothermal energy, upgraded health facilities as part of its tourism product and the vision of a new town at Little Bay which maintains the retro look of the former capital Plymouth, but with an all-round focus on standards and quality both in service and architecture.

Towards the end of the conference, the French Minister for Ecology Mme Segolene ROYAL, spoke on Sustainable Development and Energy. She committed French support to the joint efforts of all the EU Overseas Countries and Territories to:
–  Building Resilience
– Tackling Biodiversity
–  Developing the Green and Blue Economy
–  Advancing Research &
–  Mobilising for Easing Access to Resources.

 

Work on MCRS should begin shortly

Work on the Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service (MCRS) building should begin within the next two weeks.

That’s according to Project Manager at the Project Implementation Unit, PIU Owen Lewis.

To speed up the process, he says the PIU has already demolished the Inland Revenue department building and is working on tearing down the building that housed the post office.

The MCRS headquarters, which is expected to be completed within 12 months, will be a two-storey-building.

The construction of the MCRS building forms part of the Government of Montserrat office accommodation project phase 1.

 The objective of this project is to provide the government with fit for purpose office accommodation that will support the efficient delivery of public services.

Following, the onset of volcanic activities temporary structures were constructed at the Government Headquarters compound in Brades to ensure continuity of public services.

In phase one of the project, the Premier’s Office at the GHqts, while the Ministry of Communication, Works and Labour were completed at a separate location.

A building to house the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture headquarters is now under construction in Brades at the Government Headquarters complex

MCRS building is the final project under phase 1.

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Hon. Claude Hogan speaking at Gap Analysis workshop

The Government of Montserrat is to incorporate green technology in its building codes.

Confirmation of this has come from the Honourable Minister responsible for Lands and the Environment Claude Hogan.

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He says the Government will be encouraging builders to include energy efficient technologies such as solar water heaters and lights and cisterns in their construction projects.

says under the quick win project with the building code, builders would receive some form incentives if they include green technology in their buildings.

The Minister was speaking at the ocean governance workshop.

 

Minister Hogan attends International Conference in Guadeloupe

Information arriving late today, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 advises that Hon. Minister Hogan attending an International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change being held in neighbouring French Territory, Guadeloupe, addressed the hundreds of delegates and guests from around the world.

Hogan spoke to them about the Montserrat experience with Biodiversity loss and how the island was rebuilding on 1/3 of the island’s habitable space.

He recounted before the world audience the history of Montserrat as “The way the Caribbean Used to Be” and said although hosting a Caribbean volcano it was, after recent general elections, focusing intensely on a green economy driven by geothermal energy, upgraded health facilities as part of its tourism product and the vision of a new town at Little Bay which maintains the retro look of the former capital Plymouth, but with an all-round focus on standards and quality both in service and architecture.

Towards the end of the conference, the French Minister for Ecology Mme Segolene ROYAL, spoke on Sustainable Development and Energy. She committed French support to the joint efforts of all the EU Overseas Countries and Territories to:
–  Building Resilience
– Tackling Biodiversity
–  Developing the Green and Blue Economy
–  Advancing Research &
–  Mobilising for Easing Access to Resources.

 

Work on MCRS should begin shortly

Work on the Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service (MCRS) building should begin within the next two weeks.

That’s according to Project Manager at the Project Implementation Unit, PIU Owen Lewis.

To speed up the process, he says the PIU has already demolished the Inland Revenue department building and is working on tearing down the building that housed the post office.

The MCRS headquarters, which is expected to be completed within 12 months, will be a two-storey-building.

The construction of the MCRS building forms part of the Government of Montserrat office accommodation project phase 1.

 The objective of this project is to provide the government with fit for purpose office accommodation that will support the efficient delivery of public services.

Following, the onset of volcanic activities temporary structures were constructed at the Government Headquarters compound in Brades to ensure continuity of public services.

In phase one of the project, the Premier’s Office at the GHqts, while the Ministry of Communication, Works and Labour were completed at a separate location.

A building to house the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture headquarters is now under construction in Brades at the Government Headquarters complex

MCRS building is the final project under phase 1.