Jamaica is to receive $46 million Euros (ja$6.7 Billion) in bilateral assistance to fund climate change, environmental and rule of law programmes.
The funds are being made available through the National Indicative Programme (NIP) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator AJ Nicholson and European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs cosigned the agreement yesterday in Samoa.
Senator Nicholson is one of 20 representatives from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries who have signed on to the $339 million Euros bilateral assistance package.
The NIP establishes guidelines for joint work with the EU over the next seven years and is based on the Government’s policies and strategies, which reflect the needs of local stakeholders.
The programme is set to run from 2014-2020.