Suriname is the third largest crude oil producer in the Caribbean after Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba, with a daily production above 16,000 barrels of oil per day (bbls/day). Domestic production of crude oil nearly reaches the domestic consumption, thus contributing to the country’s high level of primary energy self-sufficiency. In addition, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) … [Read more...] about Suriname, an undiscovered oil resource in the Caribbean
Photo Author Mariko Russel What tourist attraction comes to your mind when you hear about Suriname? If you are like me, in the beginning you would respond by “Suriname? Gee, I really cannot make any concrete images in my mind….” Then you go to your laptop to do some Internet search, coming up with ideas like “visiting nature resorts surrounded by virgin forests” or “take a … [Read more...] about Have You Seen Sea Turtles Laying Eggs in Suriname?
When a public institution of a country carries out a project funded by a loan from the IDB, the executing agency is not the only one that benefits; the work of another institution, as shown below, has become easier. … [Read more...] about Increase data usage to enhance likelihood of successful policies
The Water Supply Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project is the first loan from the Water and Sanitation Sector for Suriname. This project aims to improve efficiency and quality of the potable water services provided in the coastal area of Suriname. This will be specifically achieved by decreasing the level of nonrevenue water by developing and implementing a non-revenue … [Read more...] about Moving towards better potable water services
The second Low Income Shelter Program (2259/OC-SU) is supporting the Government of Suriname in improving living conditions of low-income households. This is being achieved either by facilitating access to a new house (core house or core house plus lot) for beneficiaries who can afford a mortgage or by providing funds for housing improvements for those who cannot access mortgage … [Read more...] about Ensuring a healthy living environment through low-income housing solutions