Urban project for the cities of Port-de-Paix and Jérémie

A special working session, called by the nation's Prime Minister, who also acts as Haiti's Minister of Planning and External Cooperation, Laurent Lamothe, was held recently for many hours to facilitate the special plans for the cities of Jérémie and Port-de-Paix in the country's Northwest and Grand Anse departments.


The important project is one of renewal for the two cities, which, according to the prime minister, have been neglected for far too long at 25 years. As such, the vow to do all that is necessary to upgrade the cities was made; a venture that found traction with the session's other participants. Present for the meeting were Senators, Hyppolite Mélius, Maxime Roumer, Lucas Sainvil and Andris Riché, along with the mayor of Port-de-Paix, the Minister of Public Works and the Minister Delegate in charge of Human Rights and the fight against extreme poverty.

The discussion included priority points, such as the roads, public spaces, airports and grounds for sporting events as well as the social, environmental and agricultural outlook of the two regions. As for the Northwest, a final plan for the renovation of Port-de-Paix should be submitted to the Monitoring Committee by the 20th of January, 2013, followed by a plan for the Comprehensive Integrated Development of the Northwest Department by the 15th of February.

The bill for these plans already tally $10 million, split evenly so far between the plans for Port-de-Paix airport's feasibility studies and renovation as well as for the work intended for the renewal of Jérémie.

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