The headquarters of the Barbados Water Authority. (FP)

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has successfully acquired US$3.5 million in grant funding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It was sourced from that nation’s US$50 million Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, which was launched at the International Renewable Energy Agency conference in January this year.

The UAE established the fund for Caribbean small island developing states to promote the increased use of renewable energy in their countries.

The funds allotted to the BWA are for a Renewable Energy Project, and is part of the Authority’s medium to long-term plans to reduce its energy bill and increase the efficiency of its operations.

Representatives from the UAE will be visiting the BWA on Friday, November 17 and will tour proposed locations for the installation project.  The tour leaves the BWA at 10:00 a.m.

The UAE team will be accompanied by Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, senior ministry officials, members of the BWA board and senior members of BWA management.

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