Communications Specialist in Government’s Project Implementation Unit, Cherese Ferreira, announces a new Island wide Housing Recovery Project (HRP), to reconstruct 1,700 completely destroyed small houses
As September 18, 2019 approaches, the world recalls the devastating images of Dominica, two years ago following the passage of hurricane Maria, that affected 90% of the housing sector, leaving more than 4,500 houses destroyed and over 20,000 partially damaged.
Small Island economies like Dominica are becoming more vulnerable, given the increased severity of natural events such as category 5 hurricanes, intense rainfall channeled by global climate change,
and seismic risks.
According to Communications, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist under the Dominica Housing Recovery Project, in the Project Implementation Unit, Cherese Ferreira, every 2 years since 2011, natural disasters have been impacting Dominica severely, resulting in significant loss to the country, including major adverse effect on our housing stock. The Housing Recovery Project (HRP) is a new, island wide project designed to provide support for the reconstruction of 1,700 completely destroyed small houses owned by the most vulnerable.
She says this project is in an effort to make the Housing Sector across Dominica more resilient. This initiative will build on the efforts by the Government, and the humanitarian agencies in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, offering housing support to citizens.
The Project was highlighted in the National Budget Address by the Prime Minster, as one of the many housing initiatives of the Government under the National Housing Repair & amp, Reconstruction Program. The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica together with the World Bank is officially launching the HRP. Cherese Ferreira spoke to Q95 news earlier today.
Communications, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist. under the Dominica Housing Recovery Project, in the Project Implementation Unit, Cherese E Ferreira.
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