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Mr. Cheysson and the Ambassadors of the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic today signed a financing agreement in respect of a project worth 1 1500 000 ECU. The Carribean frequently suffers the destructive effects of hurricanes. On the average there are eleven tropical cyclones each year which devastate the area. the airport of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. This radar system plus the provision of additional training for local staff responsible for all matters of interpreting information and prevention will help to reduce the damaging effect of hurricanes to the economy of the two countries in the island of Hispaniola.