The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a $17.5 million grant to help the Haitian government rehabilitate transport infrastructure damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
Sandy sideswiped Haiti late in October with torrential rains and floods that killed more than 50 people and ruined crops across the country’s southern region. The flooding also did extensive damage to roads and other infrastructure.
The new IDB grant will help the Haitian government cover costs of clearing debris, repairing roads, bridges and drainage ditches, and stabilizing hillsides.
Separately, Haitian authorities and IDB officials agreed last month to redirect resources from existing agriculture projects to support the government’s efforts to assist rural communities affected by the flooding.
- Anna E. Cabral