Last Wednesday, September 29, the Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for a two-day visit.
He intended to discuss a series of projects and partnerships with the Haitian government that allow strengthening the institutions of the country and the systems of health, education, culture and environment.
Celso Amorim showed proposals for the construction of the hydroelectric power station of Artibonite and of health centers, and offered 500 scholarships so that Haitian university students can finish their courses in Brazil.
The hydroelectric power station of Artibonite will benefit nearly 500 thousand Haitians and will be built in part by the Engineering of the Brazilian Army.
With Cuba, Brazil will implement a project to build unities of emergence service and training of personnel of the area of health. Also, a project for the production of school meal was presented.
Celso Amorim met with the president of Haiti, René Préval, the prime minister, Jean-Max Bellerive, and the minister of Foreign Business, Marie-Michèle Rey, besides the special representative of the United Nations, Edmond Mulet, and of the military commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), general Luiz Guilherme Paul Cruz.
According to the Itamaraty, the chancellor is worried with the process of reconstruction of Haiti, destroyed by an earthquake of 7 degrees in the Richter scale, which, on January 12, killed nearly 250 thousand people.
The Minister visited the headquarters of the project Collection of Solid Residues – Carrefour Feuilles, implemented with resources of the ‘Índia, Brazil and South Africa’ Dialogue Forum (IBSA).
Also was planned a visit to the headquarters of the project Kay Nou, coordinated by the Movement Viva Rio and developed in the district of Bel-Air, one of the most violent ones of the capital.
The project intends to stimulate the improvement of labor, education and culture.