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Haiti - Environment : Launching of the project of reforestration at the border
17/05/2011 16:10:56

Haiti - Environment : Launching of the project of reforestration at the border
This Monday, May 16, 2011, at D'Osmond took place the launch of the project binational of reforestration and transboundary management of natural resources of the Massacre and Pédernales watersheds. This project of approximately $3 million will be financed by the Norwegian Government and WFP (World Food Programme).

The launch was done by Dr. Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal, Dominican Minister of Environment, the engineer Jean-Marie Claude Germain, Haitian Minister of Environment and Miss Ingrid Fiskaa, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Norway.

The project will allow programs of sustainable management of watersheds in the Massacre and Pédernales rivers. It will also ensure a program of reforestration by the establishment of seeding and seedlings designed to the reintegration in the natural environment. This will enable to undertake, in the medium term, a campaign of reforestation of the border space.

The Dominican Ministry of Environment has indicated that they would begin with the preparation of species important for the local rural economy as, mango and coconut. On this occasion, the two Ministers and the Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs signed the Declaration of Intent of Ouanaminthe, in which they reaffirmed the need to combine their efforts to contribute to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Several celebrities attended the ceremony among others: : the Representative of the UN system, the Mayor of Ouanaminthe, the Departmental Delegate, the Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé, Vice-delegate of district and the police commissioner of the district. Peasant organizations, women's organizations, members of civil society also took part in this event.

Note that the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and local authorities are directly involved in this project.

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2690-haiti-environment-project-of-linear-park-between-dajabon-and-ouanaminthe.html

S/ HaitiLibre

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