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Haiti - Social : The Place Saint Pierre is no longer an IDPs camp
12/11/2011 12:29:45

Haiti - Social : The Place Saint Pierre is no longer an IDPs camp
The President Michel Martelly, went on Friday, November 11, on the Place St-Pierre to Petion-Ville to see progress made in the project 16/6, aiming the relocation in 16 neighborhoods, of the people living in six camps of the metropolitan area. Over 500 families who occupied this public space, have been relocated, most of them in new homes.

"The Place Saint Pierre is no longer an IDPs, it regained its role of public Place" declared the President Martelly".

The Head of State, who spoke in the presence of Mayor of Petionville, Claire Lydie Parent, of the Engineer Clement Bélizaire, of Director of Project 16/6, of Mario Andrésol, the Director General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) and representatives of international agencies USAID and IOM, thanked the various stakeholders who contributed to rehouse the displaced of the Place St-Pierre.

"...Today is a great day for the town of Petion ville in particular, a victory for the people, a victory for the town of Petion ville, a victory for those who were in the camps of the Place Saint-Pierre. We all know that the people who are in the camps are a concern, it is a problem for us who are at the head of the State and every day we think to see how we can move faster, but in good conditions.

I must also say you that we have already started the operation at the Place Boyer, it is necessary that we have finished to relocate these people by the end of December [...] take this opportunity to remind to all our friends, sponsors, donors and all those who have made ​​a commitment to help Haiti after the earthquake of January 2010, to honor their commitment taken in New York last year [...] thank you to respect them for us. For the project 16-6, it lack us $48MM and it would be very sad to see such a beautiful project stopped because we have no this money ..."

The Mayor of Petionville, Claire Lydie Parent, for her part, said that each family had received the sum of 20,000 gourdes, which will allow them to relocate decently.

However, "it is necessary to remember that the project 16 / 6 is not intended to give money to people but it has a duty to support them in their efforts to find a decent accommodation" stressed the President Martelly, who announced the rehabilitation work of the Place St Pierre to Petion-Ville.

Learn more about the project 16/6 :
This project aims to facilitate the integrated reconstruction of 16 neighborhoods : Barbancourt, Bas Canapé Vert, Bois Patate, Clercine Carrefour, Delmas 60, l'Argentine, Delmas 31 Fond, Fond Delmas 33, Jean Batiste, Mais Gaté, Mapou / Mont Elbo, Morne Hercule, Morne Lazard, Morne et Villa Rosa, Nerette, Panaméricaine Bas, and Panaméricaine Haute. through the rehabilitation of housing, access to basic services prioritized by the community and the creation of income-generating opportunities. At the same time, this project aims to facilitate the voluntary resettlement of 5,239 households [approximately 30,000 people] who are originally from these neighborhoods, who are currently spread out among the 6 targeted IDP Camps spread across the municipalities of Port-au-Prince, Delmas and Petion-Ville.

As a result, six camps will be able to be closed entirely, and numerous other camps will be reduced in population. The six camps are: Place Boyer, Place Saint Pierre, Primature, Place Canapé Vert, Mais Gaté, and Stade Sylvio Cator.

Costing a total of 78 million dollars, the project 16 neighborhoods 6 camps, which was approved by the IHRC August 16, 2011, has received $30 million in funding from the Fund for Reconstruction of Haiti (FRH).

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