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The Town of Paillant, Haiti

In the southern part of Haiti sits Paillant (known as Payan in Créole), a tiny village with an estimated population of 16,000 inhabitants. Part of the Miragoâne Arrondissement, which is part of Nippes Department, the metropolitan heart of the village lies hidden behind mountain ranges on the Tiburon peninsula. Like Miragoâne, it lies below Ile Gonave and an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Paillant was carved out of the southwestern area of Miragoâne City. Two communes comprise Paillant: Bezin and Salagnac.

As in other parts of the Miragoâne Arrondissement, specifically Fonds-des-Nègres, roads are nearly impossible to travel on. Few paved roads exist, the majority of them dirt and rock-embedded conduits of vehicular traffic. Travelers complain constantly of tires wearing out quickly.

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Petite-Riviere-des-Nippes in Nippes Department

Petite-Riviere-des-Nippes, a cityship of the Miragoâne Arrondissement, which is under the Nippes Department, has a population of approximately 30,000. It lies below Ile Gonave and an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Four other communes make up Petite-Rivière-des-Nippes: Liana Fond, Cholette, Sillègue and Bezin.

Recently the Petite-Rivière-des-Nippes Mayor's Office issued a press release, in which it gave an update on the progress of the city infrastructure development project.

Beginning in 1999, the local government of Petite-Rivière-des-Nippes put forth a development plan. Development committees were to be established in each commune of Petite-Rivière-des-Nippes to prioritize a list of development projects for each of the communes. Two years were committed to pilot projects, in which training of participants was closely monitored.

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