The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), is currently finalising contracts for the execution of slope stabilisation works at the English Gutter and German Gutter areas in Troumaca.
The works are expected to cost XCD3.1 million and will comprise the construction of drains, retaining walls, and re-vegetation to maintain the stability of the slopes. Work is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2017 and take approximately 8 months to complete.
The works are funded by the government through a loan from the World Bank and are two of the activities being implemented under the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (RDVRP). The project is supporting SVG’s efforts to prevent and adapt to the effects of climate change.
The XCD 165.4 million RDVRP was declared effective by the World Bank on 9th September, 2011, and is being implemented over a seven (7) year period that ends on 31st December, 2018. It is 100% financed by credits of USD46.52 million from the International Development Agency, Strategic Climate Fund Pilot Program for Climate Resilience grants of USD12 million, and a Strategic Climate Fund Loan of USD3 million. The project is being implemented by the Public Sector Investment Programme Management Unit of the Ministry of Economic Planning, Sustainable Development, Industry, Information and Labour.
For further information, please contact the Project Coordinator, Mr. Richard MacLeish at the Ministry.