The government is asking for public input on a document that broadly outlines proposals for spending $721 million on the territory’s recovery from the recent hurricanes.

Though the 20-page document generally provides few specifics, it does include a cost-estimate table that lists a $250 million line item for the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport — presumably to fund the government’s long-promised runway extension — as well as $56.35 million for roads; $48.65 million for electricity; $43.66 million for schools; $32.685 million for “government administration;” $32.6 million for water; $29.1 million for sewerage; $30.45 million for “government services”; and several other smaller expenses.

Besides the table of expenditures, the rest of the document — which repeatedly repeats itself — lays out broad goals such as rebuilding infrastructure, assisting businesses, preparing for climate change, and pushing for alternative energy.

It also calls for the establishment of a “Recovery and Development Agency” that would administer the territory’s recovery for the next five years. The agency would be established through legislation, managed by an independent board, and supported by a secretariat, according to the document.

Led by a board of directors approved by the House of Assembly, the body would be charged with “driving the recovery process by fast-tracking the execution of projects and ensuring proper coordination, both with government ministries and with external partners,” the document states, adding that the agency will be staffed “through a combination of core personnel, secondment from government entities and other agencies, as well as outsourced experts and consultants.”

The recovery work is to be funded by $58.9 million from government; $52.7 million from grants; $221.7 million from loans; $331.4 million from “private/NGO/statutory sources;” and $56.7 million from insurance, according to the document.

Members of the public can submit comments by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in hard copy to the Disaster Recovery Coordinating Committee Office at the Ritter Building on Wickhams Cay II.

After the DRCC considers public input, a draft plan will be submitted to the Cabinet, which ultimately will submit it to the House of Assembly for approval, according to the document.