PHILIPSBURG – Over the next two weeks a World Bank team will work with Government civil servants to identify priorities for the recovery and reconstruction of Sint Maarten. The team was welcomed by Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin on Friday and held its first meetings on Monday.
The World Bank team comprises of recovery program specialists and operations advisers. As a first step, the team will assist the Government in finalizing the damage and loss analysis of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. At the same time, the World Bank team will work closely together with the Government of Sint Maarten on a consolidated National Recovery and Reconstruction Plan. This plan will define short-, medium- and long-term priorities for recovery and reconstruction. The plan will further include estimates of financial requirements and identify projects that require urgent action.
The implementation of the National Recovery and Reconstruction Plan will be led by the Government of Sint Maarten. The World Bank will provide technical assistance and serve as the trustee of the financial support that has been offered by the Government of Netherlands.
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28201-world-bank-team-starts-work-with-government-civil-servants.html