Damage to infrastructure at Layou will cost the Roosevelt Skerrit government approximately $18-million.
That is the word coming from Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore following the collapse of the Matthieu Dam which rushed flood waters down the Layou Valley, partially washing away the Clark Hall Estate Bridge and affecting several businesses and home owners in the process.
Blackmoore says government will be seeking assistance to have the damaged infrastructure repaired.
“The immediate damage including clean up stands in the region of $2.2-million dollars and the damage to the bridge will cost some $8-million. It totality, our rapid assessment, which will include the road, is in the region of $18-million dollars to date,” he said.