Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations
The Ministry of Communications and Works is moving forward with improving the air quality of the Central Administration Complex.
Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr. Andrew St. Hilaire stated that various measures are being made to control the mold in the building and enhance the quality of air.
Mr. St. Hilaire said, “The Central Administration Complex has gone through several remedial works such as repairing the roof, refurbishing air handlers, installing filters which are replaced every three months, and antifungal fogging.”
These measures also included draining the water from the indoor pool and removing plants from the indoor garden.
Mr. St. Hilaire added, “As the Ministry’s air quality initiative advances, the building will undergo another air quality evaluation to aid in providing a better long term strategy, like replacing the chiller units. The Ministry is taking the matter seriously and understands that the health of all government employees and visitors to the building is of the utmost importance.”
The three-story building is in close proximity to the sea which has caused the chiller units to corrode at a faster rate. The high humidity levels in the atmosphere also contribute the fostering of mold in the building.
The Central Administration Complex is 80,000 square feet, houses over 300 employees and was built in 1991.