The Department of Environment (DOE) would like to inform the Antigua and Barbuda public, especially those within the Belmont, Briggins, Cashew Hill and surrounding communities, of works being undertaken for the Enhanced Direct Access (EDA) project, which is being implemented by the DOE with funding from the Green Climate Fund.
The main aim of this project is to reduce the vulnerability of the Cashew Hill and surrounding communities from climate change events such as floods and hurricanes.
This work is being carried out by the Ministry of Works and other locally registered contractors, to include the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). This will include preparatory works such as the boring of holes for geotechnical assessment.
The Department of Environment is requesting the support and understanding of the Belmont, Briggins, Cashew Hill, and surrounding communities, as well as the public of Antigua and Barbuda, as these works are being carried out.
For more information about this project please contact Ms. Camaria Holder, EDA Project Coordinator, at 462-4625 or via email at [email protected].
The Enhancing Direct Access (EDA) project aims to build integrated resilience of individuals and their businesses, communities and governance systems through responsive grant and loan award mechanisms that are transparently managed through devolved decisionmaking by those affected by climate change. The three participating countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Grenada.
The project has four components that will be implemented in three pilot countries: 1) establish transparent decision-making processes and build capacity; 2) award USD 9 M towards adaptation in pilot public infrastructure projects; 3) award USD 3 M in small adaptation grants to CSOs; and 4) approve USD 6 M in concessional micro-Revolving Loans to vulnerable homes and businesses.
For more information on this project please visit https://environment.gov.ag/projects-reports#/Enhancing-Direct-Access-%28EDA%29-in-the-Eastern-Caribbean
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