Castries, Saint Lucia: The Saint Lucia Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) has announced that the small community in Choiseul, Roblot, will be benefitted from a modern and climate-resilient community centre in the upcoming months of the year 2023.
According to the update by the project, “Roblot, a small community in Choiseul, will benefit from the emergence of a modern, climate-resilient community centre later this year.”
It mentioned that the completed community centre would be hurricane resilient with the capacity to shelter persons during a natural disaster.
The DVRP furthermore informed that the facility will be a reinforced concrete structure and will feature the following:
• Reinforced-resilient roofs.
• Reinforced-resilient windows.
• Reinforced-resilient doors.
• Rainwater harvesting systems.
• Wheelchair access ramps.
It also informed that a delegation from the World Bank visited in November of 2022 to oversee the construction.
The construction of the Roblot Community Centre is one of many activities of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP). The DVRP is a World Bank-funded project aimed at reducing Saint Lucia’s vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change. The contractor is Triple L Company Ltd, and the project consultant is Theobalds Consulting Ltd.
Earlier, the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) shared information about the implementation of the Disaster Information Management System (DIMS), a digital platform that will be heavily used by disaster management stakeholders.
The platform has been developed by Emagine Soluntions Inc in collaboration with Business Tech Research Inc. The Managing Director for Emagine Solutions Inc. – Ian Mitchell, expressed that DIMS will enhance the ability of NEMO.
“That will be important, for instance, what are the relationships we share with other companies, MOUs and what resources are available to DIMS, the volunteers across Saint Lucia that we can get access to, what sort of skills do they possess,” Mitchell revealed.
He also asked, “Do they have any issues? Health issues along with so on that prevent them from participating in certain types of scenarios, for example.”