The Government of Anguilla reports that it has secured the support of the UK government, with an additional £2m (US$3m) in new funding for what it called ‘economic resilience projects’.
The initial projects to be funded under the new programme cover road improvement and an aviation master plan including airport expansion.
Premier Dr Ellis Webster stated the airport project in particular “has long been identified as an essential element of Anguilla’s journey to sustainable economic progress.”
In welcoming the news, HE Governor Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam remarked that since her arrival she has been working with the Government of Anguilla and the UK Government to build on the success of the Anguilla Programme, to help stimulate the economy and build economic resilience for the island's future.
“I am pleased that we have been able to secure funding for these critical infrastructure projects. As with the Anguilla Programme, the Governor’s Office will work in partnership with the GoA to take forward project delivery of both initiatives., she said.