Haiti Earthquake Relief
May 17, 2010 No. 20/10-BD HAITI TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUNDING FROM CDB The Government of Haiti is to receive the equivalent of USD750,000 from he Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Bank's Board of Directors approved the use of this sum to assist in the restoration of public services disrupted as a result of the earthquake of January 12, 2010. It is proposed that the resources be used for the provision of prefabricated office accommodation in order to re-establish offices for three Government agencies within the Minist√®re des Travaux Publics, Transports et Communications destroyed or severely damaged by the earthquake - Fonds d'Entretien Routier, Service Maritime et de Navigation d'Ha√Øti and Office National du Cadastre. A sole-source provider will be directly engaged by CDB on a turnkey basis to supply, ship, deliver, and set up approximately 50 prefabricated office spaces, meeting rooms and sanitary facilities (totalling approximately 400 square metres) for the three agencies in Port-au-Prince. Immediately after the earthquake, CDB demonstrated its commitment to assisting Haiti by initially providing a grant equivalent to USD200,000 to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency for emergency relief. Shortly thereafter, CDB staff commenced discussions with the Haitian government on further means to assist Haiti.