Aid for Great Flood was almost $204M - Singh
March 15, 2007
Guyana received almost $204 million in aid after the Great Flood of 2005.
In a response to a query from PNCR-1G MP Volda Lawrence in the National Assembly about flood-related donations to the government, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh said US$1,006,271 ($203, 714, 533), was the total receipt of donations made by countries and individuals. Two years ago, the East Coast Demerara, Georgetown and other parts of coastal Guyana were devastated by unprecedented flooding in what was considered a national disaster.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was the largest single donor, giving US$200,000. Atlantic Tele-Network, which gave US$150,000, and Guyanese overseas, who gave US$144,739, also made significant contributions. The other donors are the US Government (US$50,000), CIDA (US$37,240), France (US$62,500), the People's Republic of China (US$100,000), Alumina Bauxite Co Ltd (US$100,000), OAS (US$15,000), GBTI (US$15,000), South American Mining (US$10,000), Kriskor (US$3,000), South Korea (US$30,000), Deodat Singh (US$8,142), the Republic of Cyprus (US$30,000) and others (US$50,000).