Premier Dr D Orlando Smith wants graphic depictions showing the various projects being funded with the $65.2 million government has borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for hurricane recovery.
He said these depictions would stimulate public interest.
The Premier was speaking at the launch of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan initiative held at Treasure Isle Hotel on Tuesday.
“What I would like to see … is engagement with the community through visual aids to allow them to understand what these different projects are projected to look like once completed,” Dr Smith said.
“For example, let people see and appreciate what the school will look like. Let the students see and get a better appreciation so that they can get excited about the new school. Let people see what the new Department of Disaster Management (DDM) building will look like so that they can get excited about what is to come.”
The Premier said the $65.2 million amount will be disbursed over the next three years.
He also said not all the funds from the CDB is in the form a loan.
“There is also a grant portion which does not have to be paid back, and for that CDB, we thank you,” Dr Smith said.
He said relationships like the one shared between the CDB and the BVI are just one reason the territory is able to look ahead with the hope and promise of a brighter tomorrow.
The CDB funds will be broken down in several areas around the territory.
The deplorable roads and sea defence wall in Carrot Bay are set to receive over $4.5 million.
Another $5 million will be allocated to the Road Town and West End ferry terminal buildings.
Four million will be channelled towards the development of a brand new building for the DDM, and $8.75 million will go to the education sector.
In addition, unspecified amounts will go to the road network and sewerage projects around the territory.
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