World Bank provides US$31 million additional financing for disaster prevention in Dominica

WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank’s board of executive directors has approved a US$31 million additional financing to an ongoing project from the International Development Association for building resilient infrastructure and strengthening the government’s capacity to manage disaster risks in the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, which was hit by Hurricane Maria just over a year ago.

“This is an opportunity for Dominica to build back better in line with its priority for climate-smart investments. This will help reduce the island’s future vulnerabilities due to its location on the hurricane corridor,” said Tahseen Sayed, World Bank’s country director for the Caribbean. “This additional financing will improve access to the eastern part of the country and…

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