NDM - Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (Hurricane Tomas/North Windward) (CDB-2011-NDMHURRICANETOM)

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Sand Bay, Dark View, North Windward
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Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 1, 2011
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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  • Construction
  • Humanitarian Response
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 14.89 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 7, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the CDB, the project will reduce the risks associated with landslide and flood hazards by rehabilitating and reconstructing critical infrastructure to better conditions than before Hurricane Tomas hit in 2010; upgrading and improving impacted emergency shelters to internationally accepted standards; and assisting the Government in disaster response and sea defence designs at Sandy Bay and Dark View. The works will reduce the vulnerability of the project sites and communities to future adverse weather-related events.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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According to the project documents, the firm in charge of construction works is Franco Construction Ltd - St. Vincent, while the consulting firm for the project is Smith Warner International (SWIL) - Jamaica.
As stated on the latter's website, David Smith and Philip Warner honed their craft while working for a large Canadian engineering firm on a first-of-its-kind coastal zone management project for the island of Barbados. It was a four-year multidisciplinary endeavor funded by the Government of Barbados and the IADB. David and Philip saw the Caribbean’s vulnerability and the need to protect its uniqueness. In 1995 they launched Smith Warner International with one tiny office in Kingston and one big project. Today, under the leadership of visionary Jamel Banton, we have 30 passionate, full-time professionals, making us the Caribbean’s largest and most comprehensive coastal engineering and zone management firm.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Smith Warner International Contractor Construction

Contact Information
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Consulting Firm - Smith Warner International (SWIL) - Jamaica:

Address: Unit 13, Seymour Park, 2 Seymour Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica
Phone: +1-876-978-8950
Email: info@smithwarner.com
Website: https://www.smithwarner.com/


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