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Rebuilding

Haitian Government sees rebuilding effort going enormously well

Body Count - Haiti Earthquake - January 12, 2010

January 12 will mark the fourth anniversary of Haiti earthquake where an estimated three million people were affected. The Death toll was estimated between 220,000 and 316,000 and the Haitian government estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000commercial buildings were either collapsed or severely damaged. On Friday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe delivered a progress report as we are approaching the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and estimated that the rebuilding effort has gone from very well to enormously well.

Is this your opinion as well? Do you think the rebuilding effort so far has gone not well at all, to some how well, very well or enormously well?

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Port-au-Prince the Envy of Caribbean, a 3.3 billion dollars plan

A 3.3 billion dollars plan, to rebuilt Port-au-Prince

Is this for real? A new plan is circulating out there to rebuild not Haiti, but the Republic of Port-au-Prince for a reasonable cost of 3.3 billion dollars. Let me say it again. A new layout for the city of Port-au-Prince is estimated to cost $3,300,000,000,000.00. This plan that was developed by the Haitian Center for Research in Management and Development (CHRAD), was submitted to president Michel Martelly.

Can someone help me to understand this?

Where would the Haitian people find this kind of money in order to make Port-au-Prince the envy of Caribbean?

Is the Martelly's government thinking about imposing a new tax on the Haitian Diaspora to come up with this new 3.3 billion dollars plan. I would like to make a suggestion. The president needs to levy a tax to the Haitian Diaspora every time they mention the name of "Haiti" in a conversation with friends or family in order to raise $3,300,000,000,000.00. to make Port-au-Prince the envy of Caribbean.

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Over 200, 000 lives could have been saved in Haiti

The magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti did not kill, but our buildings did. A five-person U.S. team evaluating the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12 says much of the massive loss of life might have been prevented.

The team, led by University of Washington structural engineering Professor Marc Eberhard, said its main conclusion was that much of the loss of life could have been prevented by using earthquake-resistant designs and construction, as well as improved quality control in concrete and masonry work.

The researchers recommended simple and cost-effective earthquake engineering be emphasized in Haiti's rebuilding effort.

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