The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis’ response strategy to mitigate the impact of natural and man-made disasters has been fortified by the donation of disaster reduction equipment from the Government of Japan valued at 800, 000 US dollars.

At a signing ceremony last Friday at Government Headquarters, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Mark Brantley said the equipment was timely and of great importance since it will “enhance both the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the disaster risk management services” in the Federation.

Meanwhile, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada, Ambassador of Japan to St. Kitts and Nevis, spoke of the Caribbean region, specifically referring to St. Kitts and Nevis’ susceptibility to natural disasters and effects from climate change, stating that the necessity of such a programme will aid in the Federation’s disaster management efforts.

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