Approved Projects

South Leeward Highway Rehabilitated

  RECIPIENT Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines COUNTRY St. Vincent and the Grenadines AMOUNT USD13.628 million loanUSD51,000  grant PROJECT South Leeward Highway Rehabilitated OBJECTIVES •    Under the project, 11.4 kilometres of roadway – from Kingstown to Layou – is to be upgraded•    Associated drainage structures are also to be upgraded•    To finance the technical assistance component of the project.  These funds are to assist with financing a Vehicle Weight Control consultancy BENEFIT The project is expected to result in increased efficiency and safety of road transportation along the section of road from Kingstown to the town of Layou. ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL ANALYSIS This project is classified as category “B” in accordance with CDB’s Environmental and Social Review Procedures. Please see summary of the Environmental and Social Analysis, Risks and Safeguards.

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CDB to fund upgrade of Highways and River Defence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Windward Highway in St. Vincent

Two major arteries in the road network in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are to be upgraded with a loan of USD9.046 mn from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Bank’s Board of Directors approved the loan at a meeting on Thursday, July 17, 2014, and it will be used for making the Windward and Vigie highways more resilient to natural disasters. The loan will fund restoration of critical infrastructure at high risk of failure along both highways, including slope and embankment stabilisation, bridge repairs and construction. The upgrade programme also includes construction and rehabilitation of river defences along the Yarabaqua and Caratal rivers, and rehabilitation of sections of the feeder road network. CDB is providing Technical Assistance for the landslide risk assessment and slope stabilisation aspects of the project as well as for remedial design study for selected sections along the highways – including three bridges. Improvement of the two highways has become critical in the wake of damage done in December 2013, when two colliding trough […]

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Air Cargo Facilitation Enhancement Study

  BORROWER Government of Barbados (GOB) GUARANTORS Government of Barbados (GOB) EXECUTING AGENCY Grantley Adams International Airport Incorporation (GAIA) PROJECT Air Cargo Facilitation Enhancement Study COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD16.18 million loan OBJECTIVE Enhanced learning environment Improved governance and management system Improved service delivery BENEFITS Improved international competitiveness in the area of Air Cargo Facilitation.

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College of Bahamas Transformation Project

  BORROWER Government of Bahamas (GOCB) GUARANTORS Government of Bahamas (GOCB) EXECUTING AGENCY College of The Bahamas (COB) PROJECT College of Bahamas Transformation Project COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD16.18 million loan OBJECTIVE Enhanced learning environment Improved governance and management system Improved service delivery BENEFITS A higher number of Bahamians educated at the tertiary level which would assist the country in meeting its existing and emerging socio-economic development needs.

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Education for All Project- Phase II

  BORROWER Government of the Republic of Haiti (GOH) GUARANTORS Government of the Republic of Haiti (GOH) EXECUTING AGENCY Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) PROJECT Education for All Project- Phase II COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD11 million grant OBJECTIVE Improved access to quality early childhood development and primary education Support to teaching and learning Institutional strengthening and governance of MENFP BENEFITS More poor children ages 3-12 in under-served populations will have access to early childhood development and primary education. Greater equity, quality and governance of the education sector.

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Sea and River Defence Resilience Project

  BORROWER Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (GOGY) GUARANTORS Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (GOGY) EXECUTING AGENCY Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MPW) PROJECT Sea and River Defence Resilience Project COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD2.9 million loan USD22.1 million grant OBJECTIVE Rehabilitation and improvement of 5.4km of sea and river defence Enhanced capacity in Sea and river Defence Division for shore-zone management Increased community awareness of importance of sea and river defence BENEFITS Strengthened sea and river defence systems will lessen coastal and riverine hazard.

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Basic Education Project II

  BORROWER Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) GUARANTORS Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) EXECUTING AGENCY Ministry of Education (MOE) PROJECT Basic Education Project II COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD13.497 million loan USD114,000 grant OBJECTIVE Enhancement of the learning/ teaching environment Enhancement of school management and instructional effectiveness Improvement in the planning and management of the education  sector BENEFITS Improved access, quality and effectiveness of early childhood development and basic education.

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Community College Development Project

  BORROWER Government of Anguilla (GOA) GUARANTORS Government of Anguilla (GOA) EXECUTING AGENCY Anguilla Community College (ACC) PROJECT Community College Development Project COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD3.215 million loan USD90,000 grant OBJECTIVE Enhanced teaching and learning environment Enhanced instructional and management capacity Enhanced quality and relevance of programme offerings BENEFITS Expanded access, and improved quality and effectiveness of post-secondary and tertiary education in Anguilla.

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University of the West Indies Open Campus Development Project

  BORROWER The University of the West Indies (UWI) GUARANTORS Government of St .Lucia (GOSL) Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) IMPLEMENTATION AGENCY The University of the West Indies Open Campus PROJECT University of the West Indies Open Campus Development Project COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD13 million loan USD160,000 grant OBJECTIVE Expanded and rehabilitated OCCSs Improved technological capacity for service delivery Improved relevance of training through the design of new demand-driven programmes BENEFITS Greater access to quality tertiary education opportunities for the people of St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the Open Campus Sites (OCCSs)

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Road and Bridge Improvement Study

  BORROWER Government of Barbados (GOBD) GUARANTOR Government of Barbados (GOBD) EXECUTING AGENCY Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) PROJECT Road and Bridge Improvement Study COMMITMENT AMOUNT USD2.044 million loan OBJECTIVES Three consultancies: Ronald Mapp Highway Upgrade Study Scotland District Bridge replacement Study Road Safety Assessment of the Primary Road Network BENEFITS A technically and economically viable programme of capital works that will result in a more efficient and safer road network.

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