An estimated 1.3 million EC dollars in building materials is said to have been destroyed in the fire that gutted a building and its contents on the compound of the state-owned Public Works facility in Arnos Vale on Thursday January 7th 2016.

Speaking on Friday January 8th on the Shakeup programme aired here on WEFM, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said he was given that estimated value by Minister of Housing, Montgomery Daniel.

Prime Minister Gonsalves, speaking yesterday at a Press Conference at Cabinet Room said the police have suspected arson in relation to the fire that broke out after 2:00am yesterday.

The Building is said to have contained building material purchased for government programmes such as the Lives to Live Programme and other initiatives.

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