Anse-a-Galets Example of Strong Infrastructure

Anse-à-Galets, cityship in the La Gonâve Arrondissement, part of Ouest Department, is situated on the northeastern coastal area of La Gonâve Island. It is divided into six communes: Grande Source, Palma, Grand Lagon, Petite Source, Petite Anse, and Picmy.


Anse-à-Galets is renowned for its immaculate white-sand beaches. Paired with the hot and steamy clime of the island, it is a tourist magnet. Other parts of Anse-à-Galets's coastline are populated by colonies of large boulders with prominent cliff-faces dripping with abundant vegetation.

One of the few small towns to have an airport, Anse-à-Galets Airport, its airstrip plays host to charter planes arriving from Port-au-Prince. In addition, the Camp Carnages Airport, close by, helps to serve the area well.

Anse-à-Galets's infrastructure is pretty well-developed by Haitian standards. Several non-government organizations have funded a hospital, town plaza, and orphanage for abandoned children.

In one of the rare exceptions to road transport systems in small towns throughout Haiti, Anse-à-Galets has decent roads, comprised of uncemented gravel. This points out the difference between accessible and inaccessible road surfaces as encouraging, or discouraging NGOs to come and offer their services to build and strengthen town infrastructures. In addition, the town's airstrip, able to receive charter flights from Port-au-Prince, also makes a difference in the amount of economic aid the town receives.

In contradistinction, Gonâve, with no negotiable roadways or airstrip, has not been able to move forward with plans to create a tourist destination, despite a planning committee's commitment to the project.

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