More than 200 Monegasque families to be rehoused during Operation Apolline

L-R: Rémy Rolland (Domain Administrator), Albert Croesi (Head of Mission to the Minister of State in Operation Apolline) and Olivier Lavagna (Director of Public Works). Photo: Charly Gallo/DC
L-R: Rémy Rolland (Domain Administrator), Albert Croesi (Head of Mission to the Minister of State in Operation Apolline) and Olivier Lavagna (Director of Public Works). Photo: Charly Gallo/DC

More than 200 Monegasque families will have to leave their homes at the Les Jardins d’Apolline complex while major work is undertaken to remedy problems with water pipes.

Albert Croesi, Head of Mission to the Minister of State in Operation Apolline, Olivier Lavagna, Director of Public Works, and Rémy Rolland, Domain Administrator, held a press briefing on Tuesday, July 18, on the latest developments concerning the domestic water supply at “Les Jardins d’Apolline”.

Mr Croesi welcomed a number of recent steps, including the putting in place of sand and UV filters in the four blocks and the installation of filters on kitchen taps. The water will be safe to drink in the near future, he said.

After certain ground works are finished, including soil moisture mapping, all 237 apartments will undergo structural work to pipes, partitions, and tiles. Work will begin in early 2018 and will last eight to 10 months per block.

During construction work, residents will be rehoused in furnished apartments, with the aim of minimising their inconvenience. The State will assume responsibility for the temporary removal of the residents and their furniture will be stored in secure storage.

Meanwhile, meetings are being held regularly with the businesses in the buildings to minimise the disturbances generated by the work. (Homepage image: Nicolas Huk)

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