Building “Qatar City” in Haiti

“The partnership agreement with USAID is a testimony to the commitment of the State of Qatar through the Qatar Haiti Fund to helping the Haitian people recover after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010,” said Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Qatari Ambassador to the United States and chairman for the Qatar Haiti Fund.”This agreement will allow us to work together to build ‘Qatar City,’ which will feature permanent housing for quake-affected Haitians, a vocational school and a commercial area, to generate a sustainable micro-economy for the victims of the earthquake.”

The project is being built on 5.55 hectares of land owned by the government of Haiti in the area of Cabaret, 14 miles from Port-au-Prince.

“The US government has made a long-term commitment to help Haiti recover and rebuild, and we are pleased to collaborate with the State of Qatar and the Government of Haiti to develop this new community,” said USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. “Our partnership agreement will provide sustainable housing to hundreds of Haitians. This partnership is a critical step forward in the U.S. Government’s post-earthquake reconstruction and recovery effort.” via Caribbean Journal



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