The objectives of the Caribbean Regional Air Transport Connectivity Project for Saint Lucia are to (i) improve operational safety and navigation efficiency of air transport and (ii) enhance resilience of Saint Lucia’s airport infrastructure to natural disasters. The Project has five components. 1. Improvement of UVF (International Air Transport Association Three-Letter Code for Hewanorra International Airport) Runway Safety and Resilience component will improve the operational safety and flood disaster resilience of the runway at UVF, the most critical piece of aviation infrastructure, and it will support Saint Lucia to comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO’s) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). 2. Modernization of Air Navigation Systems component will improve air traffic safety and efficiency as well as strengthen resilience for air traffic navigation during bad weather through the modernization of air navigation systems. 3. Institutional Strengthening component will strengthen the institutional capacity of the Government of Saint Lucia (GoSL) in managing, developing, operating, and overseeing their airports and air transport operations through a combination of regional and Saint Lucia’s specific technical assistance activities. 4. Project Management component will finance hiring of technical specialists on project management, safeguards, procurement, financial management (FM), engineering, and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) for a dedicated Project Implementation Unit (PIU). 5. Contingent Emergency Response component will provide immediate response to an eligible crisis or emergency, as needed.
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