Basic Needs Trust Fund building more resilient, sustainable communities

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Entering its ninth phase of operation, the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) continues towards improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable in society.

Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance Dr. Hector Butts.

The entity today (Monday) commenced a four-day workshop at the Guyana Marriott Hotel to push this objective.

At the opening ceremony, BNTF’s acting portfolio manager, George Yearwood said since its inception, the entity has been shaping its resources to the needs of the poor communities.

Guyana’s Finance Secretary, Dr. Hector Butts said since its establishment in 1993, BNTF has been a pillar in Guyana, working through community-based projects to reduce poverty, DPI has reported.

At the end of the eight cycle, BNTF Guyana completed nearly 600 projects in the areas of Education, Health, Basic Community Access and Drainage, Water and Sanitation, Vulnerable Groups, Commerce, Maintenance and Human source Development, the Finance Secretary said.

The event is being attended by BNTF staff from countries across the Caribbean.

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