Infrastructure works Nerette and Morne Hercule

On 27 December 2013, President Michel Martelly visited the sites of Nerette and Morne Hercule (Petion-ville). These are the two of the first rehabilitated neighborhoods reconstructed after the devastating earthquake of January 2010, under the 16/6 project.


This government project is supported by the United Nations (UNOPS, UNDP, ILO, and OIM) for rehabilitating and rebuilding 16 neighborhoods that were seriously affected by the 2010 earthquake. The project is designed in a way to facilitate 5,000 families living in six camps to find their new homes. The Haitian President was accompanied by Ms. Jolicoeur Yvanca Brutus, the Mayor of Petion-ville, representatives from UN agencies and officials from the Unit of Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (UCLBP).

The Head of the State have personally inquired about the progress of the work and inspected the works of drainage and work for improving pedestrian circulation. The main areas of work include 1.2 km stretch of the street Charlemagne Péralte, the connecting gateway of the neighborhoods of Morne Hercule and Nérette, the Street of the Paix, connecting culvert between Delmas 64 and Petionville, 34 and 19 units of collective houses and the Community Centre of Morne Hercule.

President Martelly had taken the opportunity to meet the local community leaders in this occasion. It is worthwhile to remember that this rehabilitation program of Port-au-Prince, Pétion-Ville, and Delmas was undertaken by President Martelly over two years ago on 30th September 2011. The establishment has truly performed a great job.

The project has been successful to close 50 camps and resettle about 44,000 displaced from around 11,000 families. It has further helped around 1,400 families under "Guidelines for Repair of Small Buildings in Haiti". It is a manual published by the Ministry of Public Works which has created over 4,000 jobs.

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