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Haiti: UN Mission Funds Public Works Projects

Haiti: UN Mission Funds Public Works Projects Employing More Than 2,000 People

New York, Nov 26 2008 6:10PM

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is providing $250,000 to fund two construction projects in the Central Plateau region of Haiti, one of the poorest regions in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Some 2,500 people will be put to work over a period of six months on the construction of two roads as part of public works projects in Haiti.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is charged with overseeing the project in Marmont, which is estimated to cost some $157,000 and employ around 1,800 people as a dirt road linking the town to a road leading to the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince, is rehabilitated.

The second project, costing a little less than $100,000, involves paving road in the city of Hinche, close to the border with the Dominican Republic and about 30 miles from Marmont.

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