Haiti Equipment Loan
October 13, 2011 No. 36/11-BD CDB TO FUND OFFICE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT FOR HAITI The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved financing to assist the Government of Haiti in providing office furniture and equipment for three agencies within the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications which were destroyed or severely damaged by the January 2010 earthquake. This furniture is to be installed in prefabricated office accommodation previously funded by CDB. In May 2010, the CDB Board of Directors approved the use of the equivalent of USD750,000 to provide the prefabricated office accommodation and this was completed in April 2011. Now, the equivalent of USD150,000 will be used to acquire the furniture and equipment, which will enhance the functionality and effectiveness of the offices. This, in turn, will enable the government to resume normal activities and begin planning for medium and long-term recovery and rehabilitation efforts.