$ 14 Million for Disaster Prevention

The EU will fund 22 projects for disaster preparedness in CA.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Among other aspects, the programs allow work on emergency infrastructure support, development of risk maps and early warning systems.

The head of the Disaster Preparedness Programme of the European Union in Central America (Dipecho), France's Virginie André, told EFE that "The Dipecho operations will be conducted in six Central American countries, where 19 national projects and 3 regional projects will be financed... There are six (projects) in Nicaragua, five in El Salvador, four in Honduras, four in Guatemala and three at regional level."

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Panama: $100 million for Natural Disaster Management

October 2011

An IDB loan will support a new framework for reducing vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change.

A press release of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reads:

Panama will strengthen its risk management with the help of a U.S. $ 100 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan.

Honduras: $ 46 million for Disaster Prevention

April 2011

BCIE funds will go towards infrastructure and disaster prevention

Among the works to be carried out are the completion of the construction of the 27 kilometer ring road in Tegucigalpa, improvements to the existing road network, building works in the capital and reinstating escape routes to facilitate escape in the event of a disaster.

Honduras: $ 27 Million for Disaster Prevention

October 2010

The Spanish government approved the grant for $ 27.4 million.

These funds will be used to enhance capabilities to face natural disasters.

The donation will be used to finance the modernization of equipment for environmental monitoring and civil protection.

"The goal is to strengthen the country´s capacities to cope with natural disasters and environmental accidents," La Tribuna de Honduras published on its website.

$85 Million to Handle Emergencies in Guatemala

May 2010

A fund will be created to improve disaster prevention and response, and to aid affected regions.

“The resources might only be used after a national emergency declaration or a in a state of Public Calamity. Both scenarios require a Presidential decree ratified by Congress”, reported Prensalibre.com.

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