President Michel Martelly signed two bilateral agreements with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Wednesday that describe technical cooperation in reconstructing Haiti and political cooperation in the region.
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, and his Ecuadorian counterpart, Rafael Delgado Correa, signed on Wednesday, July 11, at the Ecuadorian Presidential Palace, two bilateral agreements on Haiti's reconstruction and technical cooperation with Ecuador.
The first agreement, valued at approximately $15 million, is intended to support the reconstruction of Haiti, through programs of implementation, the construction of roads, dikes, canal repair, waste processing, modular housing construction, rehabilitation of school infrastructure ... The agreement also covers the training of technicians in the Artibonite Department, under the responsibility of the contingent of military engineers of the Ecuadorian Army. This will help strengthen the area's economy, whose great strength lies in its agriculture.
The second agreement covers scientific cooperation in the fields of agriculture and security ... And since Ecuador has reported that its resources and structures are weak to provide technical assistance to Haiti in strengthening the national police, it has agreed on the organization of several meetings with Haiti to benefit from this support through UNASUR. The Basic Agreement also provides for the development of technical cooperation programs and activities that include, among others, transformation of state structures and institutional strengthening, social welfare, elderly help and assistance to people with disabilities.<< Read other news