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Haiti - Environment : National Sanitation Campaign has begun
18/08/2012 14:14:12

Haiti - Environment : National Sanitation Campaign has begun
The National Sanitation campaign, recently announced by the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe began this week. The Metropolitan Service of Collection of Solid Waste already has at least 200 million gourdes of the 600 million allocated to this project. Thousands of men and women are at work since the beginning of the week in the streets of Port-au-Prince and in provincial cities to clean and remove rubbish.

Donald parison, the Director General of SMCRS, stated that the priority in the Metropolitan area, is given to Delmas, Carrefour Airport, Canapé-Vert, Bourdon-Lalue, Champs-de-Mars, Cité Soleil, Tabarre. According to Donald Paraison the sanitation campaign, which runs until October, will help increase the Haitian economy in favor of the poor "parents with modest economic conditions will be promoted and will be thus better prepared for the new school year." Recalling that each person will receive what is due to him for the work done [worker: 200 gourdes per day, Team Leader 250 gourdes per day, and Supervisors 300 gourdes per day]. He stated that the recruitment is done in collaboration with other institutions, including the Ministry for Women and that the jobs created in Provinces are coordinated by mayors, the delegates, deputies and senators.

In addition, approximately 12,000 bins will be distributed to families in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince to allow better management of household waste, which will be collected by the SMCRS or by private companies. Donald parison emphasizes that SMCRS also working on a project of valuation and processing of agricultural waste into fertilizer. He was convinced, that thanks to a policy of transformation, there is enough organic waste to produce 45 to 50% of the amount of fertilizers used in Haiti, while the Haitian government and the private sector invest nearly 52 million U.S. dollars in the purchase of fertilizer...

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