Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves on September 26th, 2015 signed a Memorandum of Agreement and Contract of Resources related to the Cumberland Bridges Reconstruction and River Embankment Protection Project.

This project is being funded by the Mexican government under the Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean under the supervision of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

The project valued at 5 million US dollars is geared towards the rehabilitation of vital infrastructures, namely bridges, river embankment protection and road improvement works within the north-western section of the main island of St. Vincent that were damaged as a result of the December 2013 floods.

The villages benefiting from this improved resilience of infrastructure to flood damage are Cumberland, Charles Village, Spring Village and Gordon Village.

The estimated duration for the completion of the project is 23 months.

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