Haïti: la BID va verser 90 millions de dollars pour l’industrie

WASHINGTON - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced Tuesday the payment of $ 90 million to Haiti for the construction of an industrial park and modernization of the energy grid of the poorest country in the Americas.

A budget of $ 55 million will be devoted to the construction of industrial park in the northern region, between Cap Haitien and Ouanaminthe, which should provide work for 50,000 people, the bank said in a statement.

The development must begin in the coming months, should be finalized early 2012.

The remaining $ 35 million will be invested in a government plan to modernize the electricity grid.

According to the Bank, 70% of Haitians have no electricity and the country provides less than a third of its application.

After the January 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 dead and destroyed much of the country's infrastructure, the IDB debt cancellation for Haiti and provided, counting the new aid, $ 340 million for reconstruction.


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