The new UNDP Director of the OECS said plans are in place to continue mobilizing the international community to assist in the recovery process in Dominica
The new United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Director of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Magdy Martinez Soliman said plans are in place to continue mobilizing the international community to assist in the recovery process in Dominica.
Martinez who was accompanied by the new Head of UNDP’s Office in Dominica, Luis Francisco Thais, presented his credentials to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Monday.
Soliman said in excess of 20,000 homes have already been built following the 2017 devastation of Hurricane Maria.
According to him there is still work to be done on the Dominica State College (DSC), and it will cost about $12 million for the construction of the next phase.
He told reporters discussions are being held with international communities and there are already some donors, “and we do believe there will be a next phase in the state college…It is not finished,” he said.
“It’s about building back better, not building in the bad places where we have built in the past just because that land was cheaper. Building with new techniques with higher pitches…with technology.” the new UNDP Director of the OECS stated.
Dominica hosts the single-largest UNDP program in the Eastern Caribbean .
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