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Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has said that his Government will be receiving project management support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to execute development projects for the Territory.
Premier made the announcement on Thursday, April 12 after signing an agreement with the representatives from the UN global development network to provide an implementation support teamto facilitate the efficient execution of the loan.
Premier Smith said the agreement will focus on capability building within ministries and departments when the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan projectfunded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)gets underway.
He added that the network’s expertswill be working closely with public officers in technical areas including project management, procurement, and fiduciary.
Under the CDB loan project, the Government will focus on social and economic infrastructure in the transport, water and sewerage, governance, education and national security sectors and theinstitutional strengthening for psychosocial support and disaster mitigation.
The Minister of Finance added that his Governmentis grateful for the assistance of organisations like the UNDP in helping the Territory to buildstronger, smarter, greener andbetter.
The UNDP is an international inter-governmental organisation established by the General Assembly as a subsidiary organ of the United Nations.
Photo 1- Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE signing agreement between the Government and UNDP. (Photo Credit: Franklyn Skerritt)
Photo 2 - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith,OBE with UNDP representatives. (L-R)Mr.Alfonso Buxens, Mr. Kenroy Roach, Premier Smith, Mr. Stephen O’malley, and Ms. ReshmiTheckethil. (Photo Credit: Franklyn Skerrit)