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Haiti - Humanitarian : Construction of emergency infrastructure to Fond Fred, Les Cayes
14/06/2011 12:41:04

Haiti - Humanitarian : Construction of emergency infrastructure to Fond Fred, Les Cayes
Last week, Kenneth H. Merten, Ambassador of the United States in Haiti, has launched, to Fond Fred, nearby from the city of Les Cayes, the construction of an emergency operations center, a warehouse of relief equipment and various community structures of the civil protection in the South ..

The ceremony was attended by several Haitian officials and foreign. Funded by the U.S. Government, these series of structures, aim to make available to the National System for Risk and Disaster Management (SNGRD) of emergency operations centers in each department.

"The town of Les Cayes has over 17 high-risk zones which for a long time, have a very large population, who are eternal victims at each bad weather, also, the realization of this project comes at a highly anticipated time..." declared Mr. Yvon Chéry, Mayor of Les Cayes.

For Kednor Estinville, Departmental delegate of South "These buildings will allow to the various civil protection officials, first to be better housed, of allow the formation of different groups involved in rapid response in case of emergency and to do this work most effectively."

Paul Antoine Bien-Aimé, Minister of Interior and Territorial Collectivities recalled that "This project will be implemented by a consortium of two companies, it will cost a total of 2.6 million U.S. dollars, including 1.3 million for the completion of the operation center [350 m2] and the warehouse complementary [400 m2]."

The U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Kenneth H. Merten, in his address said that "Our military colleagues through the commander of the southern of the United States, working in partnership with the Haitian Government in the construction of these buildings. We plan of build emergency operations centers and warehouses of relief equipment in each department, along with 8 community groups and 14 fire stations through Haiti. This project will strengthen the vital infrastructure in Haiti and its ability to cope and manage fire and natural disasters. Thank you to supporting us today, while we work to make Haiti a safer country."

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