The Haiti Megathread

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  1. PikaDaDon

    PikaDaDon Thunderbolt Them Suckers

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    No thread on Haiti raising from the ashes?

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    Wednesday, the Government presented the progress of the major priority projects, their costs and funding sources. Today we note that the major projects of reconstructions are multiplying and that the new Haiti is emerging.

    Corridor administrative :
    The cost of construction of the Ministry of the Interior is estimated at $17.5million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), and will create 150 jobs. The building is under construction, 53 piles completed (on 72), the end of the work is planned for January 2014.

    The cost of construction of the Ministry of Commerce is estimated at $17.5 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), and will create 150 jobs. The building is currently under construction, foundation piles completed, load tests are completed, beginning of the rebar of foundations. The end of work is scheduled for December 2013.

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    The cost of construction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is estimated at $17.5 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), and will create 150 jobs. The building is under construction, difficulties were encountered in excavations (organic matter and rainfall), beginning of backfilling, end of work is scheduled for March 2014.

    The cost of construction of Palace of Finance (MEF, AGD, DGI), is estimated at $40 million (Funding: IMF debt relief). Plans are underway, the start of construction is scheduled for June 2013 and the end of December 2014.

    The cost of construction of Parliament, is estimated at 33-34 million, depending on the option chosen (Financing: Debt Relief IMF) and will create 275 jobs. Plans are completed, pending parliamentary approval, the end of work is scheduled for January 2015.

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    The cost of construction of the Court of Cassation, is estimated at $ 10 million (Funding: IMF debt relief). Plans are underway, the start of construction is scheduled for March 2013 and the end of March 2014.

    The construction cost of the Villa d'Acceuil, is estimated at $2.5 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), and will create 75 jobs. The original architectural plans are used, construction is underway, foundations and walls of the first level, end of work is scheduled for August 2013.

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    Other major projects :
    The Place Boyer is under construction at an estimated cost of $ 1 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), and will create 60 jobs, end of work is scheduled for March 2013.

    The work of Triomphe, are estimated at $ 5 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), the site will create 100 jobs. Plans are completed, debris removal is underway, end of work is scheduled for December 2013.

    For the city of Jacmel, the work of Seaside are estimated at $3 million, Hotel $5.5 million, Convention Center 2.5 million, Public Place $1 million, and the Rue du Commerce 1.5 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), will create 275 jobs. Plans of the Hotel are underway, finalizing plans for the new public square, setting up piles of seaside, protective wall of seaside and backfilling, installation of the new roof of the Convention Center, masonry work of the Convention Center underway, end of work is scheduled for March 2014.

    At the level of Morne Cabri, the cost of housing component (3,000 units) is estimated at $48 million, the Industrial Park to $ 10 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), they will create 345 jobs. The end of work is scheduled for January 2014.

    At the level of sports infrastructure, it is expected Departmental Centres at an estimated cost of $ 850,000 per centers, and communal Centre at an estimated cost of 135,000 dollars by Centres (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury). The Departmental Centres will create 50 jobs by Centre and the communal 35 by Centre. Construction is underway in Jacmel, Mirebalais, Les Cayes, Gonaives and Ouanamithe, the end of work is planned for March 2014.

    At the level of neighborhood of Jalousie, Phase 1 (paint) is estimated at $ 2 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), will create 1,000 jobs, Phase 2 (rehabilitation) is estimated at $28 million (Funding: PetroCaribe-Treasury), will create 2.500 jobs, The opening of bids has/has occurred, start of work on December 1, end of the work scheduled for December 2014.
     
  2. PikaDaDon

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    Major projects for the reconstruction of downtown Port-au-Prince will be visible during the month of September says the Minister of Finance, Ronald Beaudin. Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti which currently offers the image of ruin should in the coming weeks welcome the first missiles in charge of preparing the sites.

    In the coming days, the Haitian government will publish an order declaring a public shopping center in Port-au-Prince. Present building owners will be required to submit copies of their title deeds during the expropriation process.

    The first stage is to demolish and clean up all the debris left after the January 12 earthquake. Specialists from the Institute for the Protection of National Heritage (ISPAN) will be involved in the evaluation of damage buildings.

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    Le maire de Port-au-Prince Jean Yves Jason a dévoilé mercredi le projet de reconstruction de la capitale et des ses environs, selon un plan réalisé par une firme haïtienne prévoyant de rebâtir le centre-ville en 5 ans avec un budget de 3,3 milliards de dollars.


    Les plans de l'architecture de la nouvelle capitale propose la rue du champs comme le nouveau quartier des ministères. Un quartier financier ainsi qu'un village des artisans sont également prévus dans la nouvelle vision de la capitale.
    Le projet qui bénéficie du soutien du président de la République a été préparé par le Centre haïtien de recherche en aménagement et en développement présidé par l'ingénieur Jean Lucien Ligondé.
     
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    The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment of the Prince Charles based in London and the firm of Miami, Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), have been committed by the Haitian Government to develop a reconstruction plan of Port-au-Prince and make proposals on the spatial organization of the perimeter declared of public utility.

    The foundation, with its international experience, has already contributed in the past to reshape the downtown areas in often difficult conditions like those of Kingston (Jamaica) or Kabul (Afghanistan). Sources close to the project, indicate that the downtown Port-au-Prince is the biggest challenge to date treated by the Foundation.

    A plan was unveiled this week to reconstruct the historic downtown of Port-au-Prince with a better urban environment than existed prior to the January 2010 earthquake. The plan envisions to rebuilt a government center around the presidential palace with civic and administrative buildings, museums, concert halls, schools and green spaces. There will be a pedestrian area in front of new buildings. "The historic street grid will be retained with new small parks on street corners that will come together to form complete squares of tremendous elegance" explains planner and architect Andres Duany.

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    The waterfront will be rebuilt and will include trees (mangrove) to protect against storms. The plan envisages the construction of housing over the rubble. The team calculated that if the rubble of demolished buildings are used as a base for new buildings it would raise them up 80 centimeters, "enough to protect against a 100-year flood, so that water will flow into the streets without affecting houses or parking" precised Duany.

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    "Planners have focused on how the middle class and higher may be attracted by this new urban environment - which is the only way that a reconstruction can be amortized" explained the planner. "The people require three things the security, the parking and a predictable environment" he says. To achieve these objectives, the plan proposes a management of type "sub-governmental" at the scale of the "urban block". Each residential block, named by the team an "urban village", would be designed to provide its own utilities and parking. A structure at the center of each urban village would provide electricity, water and sewer," said Duany, and would be surrounded by a common area of parking, accessible by walkways. The central block would be watched over by residents, all of whom have a personal stake in security. The utilities and parking would be owned in the form of a cooperative or condominium.

    "The generous size of the historic Port-au-Prince blocks provides space for central infrastructure and parking while allowing some private space for residents. Many of the blocks could be designed with greens space in the corners. We expect every block to have a park" precised Duany. "So in fact, that everyone will see trees, " he added.

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    The architecture of new buildings will be based on local precedents, said the planners. The team is considering an initial development of 1 and 2 story buildings, which was the condition of downtown before the earthquake "so there is no reason to think that after the earthquake it will be four stories" Duany says, "However, it can evolve in four stories over time". Recalling that a legal framework (town planning code) must ensure compliance with the Master Plan to maintain the harmony of the city.

    Traffic-calming measures such as small roundabouts on the corners would help to keep traffic flowing at a pace that is not disruptive of pedestrians. The plan looks at options for transit, including a bus loop, a streetcar loop, and/or bus rapid transit.
     
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    Alot of those projects are funded by Rothschild-back banking organizations (IMF). The apparent growth of Haiti's economy is only temporary as this is just another form of financial enslavement by the IMF.

    See Jamaica
     
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    I see IMF on that list a lot.
    Skeptical I am.
     
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    Regardless of the politics surrounding it, this is great for Haiti:blessed:
     
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    I assume the vast majority of money used will be the billions in the earthquake pledge money that was frozen for over 4 years now.
     
  10. My UZI Weighs A T.O.N

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    So most of these jobs should have been finished by now, any pics of the actual buildings instead of renderings?
     
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    Only people that will benefit will be the politicians and big boys. Poor people never get anything out of these projects and money always gets "mismanaged". Notice they are corporate and government buildings and a higher end residential community... Which many of the works will live.
     
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    Elie Dubois is a girls vocational school run by seven nuns two blocks from the presidential palace in downtown Port-au-Prince. The campus supports a vocational program and several historic buildings dating back to the 1920's. The school serves about 250 students. The nuns lived on campus prior to the earthquake and currently commute across Port-au-Prince. The Elie girls have been regular participants in Students Rebuild interactive videoconferences, as well as webcasts on the development of Haiti, through the 2010-2011 school year.

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    A two-story critically damaged school requires a replacement with improved ventilation and sanitary restrooms. Serving 1100 students, Baptiste Bon Berger's new school of 20 classrooms would be phased in over several years, replacing the tents now on site and freeing the church to more community involvement. The new school design also includes teacher dormitories looking out over the school courtyard.

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    (Above) École Baptiste Bon Berger brings solid and lively architecture to the renown slum of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince. This four-classroom block is the first of several construction phases. Photo by Antonio Joseph
     
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    Yes we know thats the usual.

    But if it gets a man a job earning money to get his family out a tent city, im all for it. If it rises Port-au-Prince from the rubble, im for it. If it shows progress for the nation post January 12, 2010, im all for it. If it rebuilds schools (as in post #13) in a ghetto like Cite Soleil where the youth live and die by the gun, how can you ask me to condemn it?
     
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    They really should consult with Japanese architects since they're experts with earthquake-resistant construction.



     

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