Montserrat Port Development Project (UKCIF) (CDB-2017-MONTSERPORT)

  • Montserrat
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Little Bay (Montserrat)
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Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 1, 2017
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 Montserrat
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 36.80 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 46.00 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 Oct 20, 2023

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Project Description
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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.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

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.

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leader:

Andrew Dupigny - Head of Infrastructure Partnerships

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour (Public Works Department):

Rolando Kassie - Project Coordinator (Ag)
Dion Weekes - Project Coordinator
Address: Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat, MSR1110
Phone: +1 664-491-3108


Complaints about suspected fraud and/or corruption may be submitted to the Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability. Allegations may be made by a variety of sources including staff, consultants, contractors, and other persons who may consider themselves participants in, witness to or victims of wrongdoing.

To make a complaint, access the following webpage:

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