The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has expanded its road transport project to include Dominica, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last year. The project, which includes Guyana, Suriname, and now Dominica aims to provide road infrastructure that is resilient to natural hazards and climate change impacts. The CDB will conduct a study on approaches for mainstreaming climate resilience into the road transportation sector, as well as piloting these approaches in Guyana, Suriname, and Dominica.
O’Reilly Lewins, Chief Economist of the CDB, stressed the importance of this project. “The extent of damage to road infrastructure highlighted the need to increase the resilience of the road network to the hazards that were experienced — an issue that this project will seek to address,” he said.