When I travel out in the community, I pay great attention to dialogue with local representatives and business leaders, to listen to them on the ground and gain a clearer understanding of their projects so as to offer them more effective support.
Assisting in the reconstruction and development of Saint-Martin
Fostering the development of overseas territories
Via its Banque des Territoires, Caisse des Dépôts is using its full range of expertise and operational scope for the benefit of local areas and their projects: consultancy and engineering, loans for housing and the local public sector, equity investments, social housing operator, bank services, etc.
On 14 October, François Ringuet, Mayor of the city of Kourou, and Eric Lombard thus signed two loan agreements: the first, Mobi Prêt, in French Guiana, to facilitate mobility among Kourou residents, and the first Édu Prêt loan in French Guiana aimed at improving the performance of municipal educational buildings.
Eric Lombard then signed agreements on 17 October with Eric Jalton, President of the Cap Excellence Urban Area Community*, and on 18 October with Ary Chalus, President of Guadeloupe Regional Council, in a bid to forge sustainable partnerships in the context of these local authorities' public policies.
The main purpose of the agreement signed with Cap Excellence is to support the Guadeloupean authority's investments to enhance the appeal and quality of life of residents in the urban area community.
Supporting the energy transition and water management in French Guiana
* Central Guadeloupe urban area community which brings together Pointe-à-Pitre, Les Abymes and Baie-Mahault