A caterpillar wheel loader, a motor grader and vibratory roller, as well a 16-seater Hiace Van were all included in newly purchased equipment for the Sister Islands’ Public Works Department.
The Minister responsible for District Administration and Works Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, along with Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services Director Dale Dacres, presented the items to PWD personnel in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on 7 January.
The equipment is valued at US$375,000, according to a government press release.
‘The new machinery will be used for on-going road maintenance and works projects and was needed to replace models no longer feasible for repair,’ explained Mrs. O’Connor-Connolly.
She added that the machines would also be critical to any future hurricane relief and recovery effort and urged the PWD to take good care of them.