US$30 million was reserved to finance President Martelly’s 6 Camp/16 Neighborhood reconstruction program at last night’s meeting of the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF). The program will help tens of thousands of camp dwellers to rebuild and return to their homes in earthquake-devastated Port-au-Prince.
“In partnership with institutions such as the Haiti Reconstruction Fund, we commit to build back better, efficiently and for the benefit of all Haitians. Hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, internationals with Haitians, we cannot falter in our commitment to make Haiti the country that reflects the greatness of its people,” said Haitian President Michel Martelly.
The President’s program is being prepared in cooperation with the United Nations. It will be implemented by the Haitian government, UN agencies and NGOs in partnership with neighborhood residents. The HRF will be the single largest source of finance for the program.
“The HRF has mobilized US$352 million or 20% of all reconstruction finance to date. This is an example of how the Fund rapidly responds to priority requests from the government,”said HRF manager Josef Leitmann.
The HRF is a partnership between the international community and the Government of Haiti. It mobilizes, coordinates and allocates financial contributions from international donors to fund high-priority reconstruction projects and provide budget support. Priorities are determined by the Government of Haiti through its Interim Haiti Recovery Commission.