|“The restoration of key services throughout the territory is an immediate priority for GOVI within the framework of enhancing disaster resilience, while revitalising the economy and society. The widespread devastation requires a multi-sectoral response which focuses on the urgent needs of the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in sectors which are important levers of socioeconomic well-being”. - Government of the Virgin Islands.|
The outcome of the Rehabilitation and Recovery Loan (RRL) is to support “improved climate resilient and socially-inclusive infrastructure and institutions in the transport, water and sewerage, governance, education and national security sectors in BVI”, to rebuild a better, stronger and greener territory in a sustainable and resilient way.
- the rehabilitation and reconstruction of critical social and economic infrastructure in sectors identified above;
- the provision of technical assistance in design and construction supervision services;
- institutional strengthening for psychosocial support and Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (CRVAs); and
- project management.
- Infrastructure Works: reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads and construction of sea defences; road/slope/embankment stabilisation works; rehabilitation of water supply and waste-water systems; reconstruction and rehabilitation of ferry terminals; rehabilitation of GOVI administration buildings, including courts; reconstruction of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) building, repairs and rehabilitation of primary schools; and reconstruction of the Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Centre and recreational facilities.
- Equipment, Tools, Materials and Supplies: supply and installation of furniture and equipment/tools and provision of learning materials for reconstructed and upgraded education institutions; and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to schools, the police service, courts and government offices.
- Design and Engineering Services: consultancy services for design, technical specifications, inspection, construction supervision and contract administration.
- Institutional strengthening comprising training in and provision of psychosocial services to children and families, teachers, health workers, social workers and representatives of Non Governmental Organisations (NGO); and conduct of Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (CRVA).
- Engagement of project management teams and a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to supplement the Projects Unit (PU), and an auditor to provide independent annual audits.