The objective of this consultancy, funded by the World Bank under the “Hurricane Tomas Emergency Recovery Project and Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project”, was to produce a comprehensive national transport infrastructure inventory database of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The project comprehended the survey of all roads, bridges and all other associated infrastructure such as drainages, earthworks and slope stabilization measures and the collection of all information in a GIS database. A total of 815 km of roads and 200 bridges in the six main islands of the country were inspected.
It sought to support BRAGSA (Roads, Building and General Services Authority) in the management of the transport network and increase the Government’s capacity for evaluation and response in case of natural hazards and climate change risks.
Local staff was trained and involved in the project to ensure they could manage, collect and update the database after the end of the contract.