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 [