According to the bank, the main objective of the operation is to increase the competitiveness and productivity of Suriname by improving the logistics performance that is key to the agricultural sector. This is to be achieved through three components that are aimed at tackling the most important bottlenecks regarding logistics performance and institutional strengthening. Specifically, the project aims to identify: (i) systems, equipment and infrastructure to improve quality and efficiency of the infrastructure and operations of the port; (ii) sections of road networks related to the port to lower logistics costs, particularly transportation costs, travel times, improve safety and climate resilience; and (iii) provide a framework for institutional strengthening to improve transport sector planning capacity.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).