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Haitian government taking possession of downtown Port-au-Prince, public utility

The government of Haiti has been striving hard to take possession of the sites and spaces in downtown Port-au-Prince which had been declared as public utility in an effort to establish an administrative city to be constructed in the devastated capital in the downtown area. However, this has been met with criticism and opposition from different quarters, especially the owners of these utilities.

According to Michel Présumé, who is the Secretary of State for Planning, the government has taken proper measures to make sure that the interests of all stakeholders, including the owners, have been taken into consideration. He added that the compensation money has been set aside for the process. Those who will comply with the law and provide necessary documentation will be compensated.

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