World Bank Officials meet in Saint Lucia
High level officials from the World Bank and the Government of Saint Lucia met in Saint Lucia this week at the Palm Haven Hotel for the purpose of reviewing the Bank’s update on social and environmental safeguards.
Currently, the Government of Saint Lucia and the World Bank are involved in the execution of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, DVRP. The US$60.8 million dollar initiative is geared towards reducing the country’s risk to disasters in an era of climate change. Among the projects to be undertaken under the DVRP, are the rehabilitation of the Marchand River Wall, the reconstruction of the Choc Bridge, a National Wastewater Management Project and the construction of the Dennery Polyclinic.
The meeting was held to discuss the World Bank’s social and environmental safeguards so as to ensure that every initiative under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project considers protection for the people and the environment.