The European Union is providing three million EC dollars to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to support the Ralph Gonsalves government in implementing programmes under the country’s cooperation strategy with Europe.
“I am pleased that this grant can support the efficient implementation of existing and upcoming rural infrastructure projects aiming to improve the health, agriculture and transport services on the island,” said Daniela Tramacere, the EU’s Ambassador to St Vincent and the Grenadines.
According to an EU statement, some of the funds will also go towards helping the government efficiently design and implement programmes financed primarily under the European Development Fund, and will also provide policy design and implementation advice through technical assistance for focal sectors and line ministries.
“The package will contribute to the achievement of the national priorities mainly in the road infrastructure sector by improving decision making, helping to optimise resources and facilitating the development of a climate resilient road network.
“The upcoming programme complemented by this agreement will focus on a systematic approach to road maintenance, highly involving local communities and will contribute to the country’s efforts to build a climate and disaster-resilient infrastructure,” the statement added.