The project will focus mainly on infrastructure recovery or upgrading, and will mainly incorporate investment schemes in the following areas:
- rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of public regional and municipal buildings; under proper anti-seismic and energy efficiency standards;
- rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of social infrastructure (schools, health centres, hospitals, social centers, etc., including refurbishment), under proper anti-seismic and energy efficiency standards;
- recovery and reestablishment of water supply and sanitation, including network repairs, water capitation, pumping stations, treatment plants;
- recovery and reestablishment of energy supply, including grid repairs and substations;
- recovery and reestablishment of public telecommunication networks;
- recovery of local and regional roads and other transport infrastructure damaged by the earthquake;
- repair and refurbishment of other public infrastructure directly contributing to the reestablishment of livelihoods or community cohesion, such as markets, small fishing ports, postal offices and community buildings;
- other relevant actions directly related to recovery and risk prevention;
- Housing for affected people.
Instilling a strong governance and participatory approach (citizens and civil society organizations) is among the key features of the project. A more participatory process will help to better identify needs, promote an inclusive and transparent approach to sub- project selection that builds ownership in support of the project. Improvement of project design including seismic resilience concepts and geotechnical components to strengthen the municipal construction code.