Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados has announced a comprehensive infrastructure development plan worth US$150 million, aimed at bettering the quality of life of her citizens. The initiative will be backed by the Saudi Development Fund and will look to focus on areas that are critical to public infrastructure.
Areas of Focus
Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s plan is to improve housing conditions, set up top notch polyclinics, upgrade the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and making essential improvements to the water facilities of the nation.
This is no minor project that looks to paper over the cracks in the nation’s infrastructure, but is an overarching revamping of public infrastructure in the nation of Barbados.
Mia Mottley’s approach to Development
Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s time at the Saudi-CARICOM Summit has been a revelation, not just for her but also for the nation. She has come away from the event with key partnerships, a comprehensive understanding of the need for sustainable development and most importantly, the financial support necessary to pursue these goals.
Upon her arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport, following the summit, PM Mottley made the announcement of this landmark project, which was received quite well by the people of her nation.
This came during a press conference held at the airport itself and allowed the public to receive the news without delay.
Saudi Development Fund
Caribbean nations have had a long-standing relationship with the Saudi Development Fund. The government backed fund has supported infrastructural development, not just in the Caribbean but also in other parts of the world.
During the Saudi-CARICOM Summit, many member nations of the Caribbean community forged new alliances and penned important deals with the representatives of the fund.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s announcement shows the deep ties she has developed with her Saudi counter part and will pave the way for immense development in the nation.