Antigua to replace all reverse osmosis membranes.-Antigua

The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) is to replace all the membranes at its reverse osmosis plants to improve productivity, reports Antigua Observer.

Antigua and Barbuda is seeking to replace all its reverse osmosis membranes. The move is expected to cost in the region of $180,000 per facility.



Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$29 million for Government of Antigua and Barbuda for recovery after Hurricane Irma

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved US$29 million in funding to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, to assist with recovery efforts after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. The funds will be used to rehabilitate and reconstruct critical infrastructure in the transportation, education, water and sanitation, and agriculture sectors.

The project has several components. Planned infrastructure works include: reconstruction of 11km of road, and repair of a bridge, along with associated drainage works; reconstruction and rehabilitation of education institutions in both Antigua and Barbuda and construction of teacher accommodation in Barbuda; rehabilitation of the desalination plant and water storage facilities in Barbuda; and the upgrade and rehabilitation of agriculture and fishing infrastructure. Additional components include a redevelopment plan and policies for Barbuda, capacity building initiatives and engineering consultancy services. CDB had previously provided a US$200,000 Emergency Relief Grant and an Immediate Response Loan in the amount of US$750,000 for Antigua and Barbuda, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. In addition, the Bank has approved a loan of US$11.8 million to assist the Government in meeting its financial obligations to external partners. …