Rehabilitation Projects of Historical Center of Jacmel

The small town of Jacmel in Haiti's south is known for its rich history. Its buildings and infrastructure date back to the early 1800s and has been tentatively proclaimed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. But the beautiful town filled with great potential in becoming one of Haiti's main tourist destinations was severely damaged by the 2010 earthquake that hit the country.


With the Haitian government looking at Jacmel as being a major tourist attraction in the country in the near future, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, along with the Ministry of Tourism's Stéphanie Balmir Villdrouin and the ministers Planning and Finance, launched the planned rehabilitation projects for the town's historical center. This was announced after the Prime Minister's return from touring the United States and the United Kingdom for potential cooperative efforts with these nations. This announcement was in line with the previous announcement by the Haitian government in December 2011 approved $40 million funding for Haiti's tourism industry under the Petrocaribre Fund.

During his and his team's visit to Jacmel, the Prime Minister boarded a small train to the town's port. The launching's program started off with a religious ceremony led by the Diocese of Jacmel's Bishop Launay Saturné. The Prime Minister Lamothe then made the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon as the official signal for the start of the rehabilitation project.

The Bishop hopes that the project in Jacmel will be able to attract tourists especially from South America. The Prime Minister, on the other hand, hopes that he will be able to encourage Haiti's private sector and the international community in investing in the country's tourism.

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