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World Bank approves US$45m coastal drainage project – Stabroek News

-sluices to be repaired or replaced

The World Bank has approved a US$45m project to help Guyana adapt to climate change and reduce flood risk on its coast and over 45 drainage assets are to be repaired or replaced.

Financed by Norwegian grant money, the initiative is set to benefit around 320,000 people, approximately 40 percent of the country’s population, including the most vulnerable, according to a release yesterday from the World Bank.

It noted that Guyana is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

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