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Haiti - Reconstruction : Inauguration of development and infrastructure works in Martissant
30/03/2012 09:29:41

Haiti - Reconstruction : Inauguration of development and infrastructure works in Martissant
Continuing its commitment with the Haitian people and the government in the development field, the European Union inaugurates this Friday morning a series of development and infrastructure works implemented in the neighborhood of Martissant. This work is part of the program "Establishment of basic services in water supply and sanitation in the planning area concerted of Martissant" funded to the tune of 1,225.000 Euros and implemented by the organization GRET (Development professionals).

Initiated in November 2008 within the framework of Urban Revitalization Program of neighborhood of Martissant that is built around the creation of the Park Martissant and that is implemented by a consortium of partner organizations including the French Development Agency (AFD) and conducted by the Fokal, this project allowed firstly to contribute to the cleaning of this area highly exposed to violence, and to improve and streamline the management of access to potable water service. This action falls in line with the development strategies favored by the European Union in Haiti and which, in the case of Martissant, define themselves through a comprehensive approach of rehabilitation of the area integrating the Haitian authorities, Haitian and European organizations and the neighborhood communities.

Work that will be inaugurated this Friday on the occasion concern especially :

  • The channeling of the gully Leclerc
  • The rehabilitation of the spring catchment Leclerc
  • The development of multiple pathways along the canal Leclerc for vehicular and pedestrian
  • LThe construction of community public fountains o promote access to safe drinking water for residents.
  • The development of a basketball court in the neighborhood of Krepsak, equipped with bleachers and with a capacity of 200 to 300 people.

Mr. Jeroen Witkamp, Chief of the Section Economics and social sectors in the European Union delegation in Haiti, will speak to highlight the importance of these developments and their impacts in the context of providing better public access to basic services and the improvement of their living conditions.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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