Acording to the bank, the objective of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project for Dominica is to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Dominica through: (i) investment in resilient infrastructure, and (ii) improved hazard data collection and monitoring systems. This project paper seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide an additional IDA Credit in the amount of 31 million US dollars to the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP, P129992). The proposed Additional Financing (AF) will scale up activities initiated under the original credit following Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015 and Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Concurrently, it is also proposed to restructure the DVRP to support activities prioritized by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) as part of its recovery and reconstruction strategy post Hurricane Maria and to extend the closing date of the DVRP by three years to June 30, 2023, which is the proposed closing date of the AF. The project comprises four components: (i) prevention and adaptation investments; (ii) capacity building and data development, hazard risk management and evaluation; (iii) natural disaster response investments; and (iv) project management and implementation support.
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