IDB Announces $ 250 Million for Guatemala

The program will support the country's strategy for adapting to climate change and the reconstruction plan.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The announcement was made by Gina Montiel, regional general manager for Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in the context of the Donor Conference for Reconstruction with Transformation. writes, "Montiel said the contribution, whose nature was not explained, adds to the immediate response actions used by the IDB to support the country. The funds were the first announcement made public at the event, which concludes today with expectations of more assistance.”

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