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Haiti - Reconstruction : New Downtown, the Government rejects the accusations of the opposition
13/06/2014 11:03:37

Haiti - Reconstruction : New Downtown, the Government rejects the accusations of the opposition
Wednesday, the Government presented at the 33rd Council of Government, the construction plan of the Administrative city of Port-au-Prince and returned on the mechanism set up by the Haitian State to compensate expropriated owners.

Engineer Harry Adam, Executive Director of the Unit for Housing Construction and Public Buildings (UCLBP) rejected accusations of most opposition leaders who want to suggest that the Government is trying to expropriate without having a public utility project stating "the process is in strict compliance with the law of 1979 on the forced expropriation [...] public meetings have been held with the various owners of the area https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-9219-haiti-notice-public-hearing-of-expropriation-for-the-construction-of-the-administrative-city.html In addition, the government, through the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications, also conducted an evaluation of properties to speed up the process and allow everyone to take full advantage of the benefits of this major project [...]"

The construction plan of downtown Port-au-Prince will be implemented in parallel with the adoption of accompanying measures. Indeed, social housing for displaced families and expropriated and a shopping district for the sellers of auto spare parts of rue Champ de Mars, will be built in the area of ​​the airport.

The Government recalled that since the decree of 2012 compensation fund was available and encouraged the owners and tenants of the latecomers to the declared public utility to file at a notary, in the shortest possible time, titles and documents for reimbursement and avoid any attempt to unhealthy politicization of this process that meets the constitutional and legal provisions.

Besides, the ministries with political and social character, administrative and judicial institutions, this vast project also includes the construction and rehabilitation of cultural infrastructure, including public places in the outskirts of the city administration. For this purpose, the construction of 7-meters four-lane roads with sidewalks will be carried out. Draft will scrupulously respect urban standards of urbanization within its execution. In this sense, the building permit will be issued to any contractor showing interest to settle in the city center or just wanting to resume his business.

As part of the plan, several government buildings, including the Ministry of Commerce, the Interior, the Legislative Palace, the Palace of the Supreme Court, the kiosk Occide Jeanty are already under construction. The movie theater Triomphe, whose rehabilitation progressing apace, will be inaugurated by July.

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