According to the CDB, the project will improve the efficiency, effectiveness and resilience of the port facilities to provide a safe harbour and enhanced accessibility to all users in Montserrat.
More specifically, as stated by the Bank, it will develop new port facilities in Little Bay, providing a safe, climate-resilient harbour, which will improve accessibility to the island. The infrastructure works will include the construction of an offshore jetty, new access road, dredging works, and slope stabilisation. During implementation there will be a strong emphasis on preserving environmental assets, such as the bat colony and the marine habitat.
The UKCIF grant was increased from £14.5mn (US$18.8mn) to £28.3mn (US$36.8mn) by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in January 2022.
CDB Team Leader:
Andrew Dupigny - Head of Infrastructure Partnerships
Implementing Agency - Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour (Public Works Department):
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