THE HAITIAN PEOPLE MUST HAVE HUMILITY AND JAPANESE PUNCTUALITY
(Haiti Libre) -
Recently a delegation composed of representatives of the Haitian Ministry of Interior and Territorial Collectivities (MICT), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE), Ministry of Public Works, Transport & Communications (MTPTC), representatives from the municipalities of Tabarre, Petion ville, as well as NGOs, went to Japan for training on earthquake-resistant construction.
Jean Frantz Théodat, Mayor of Tabarre on his return from this trip said, "...The delegation was positively surprised by seeing how this country was rebuilt," indicating that the delegation was welcomed in the city of Kôbe which was 90% destroyed in January 1995... " it is incredible to say that this place was destroyed sixteen years ago" added Théodat.
The delegation also noted that the Japanese were prepared for this type of event, and that education should also be given in Haiti at this level "...we understand that it is necessary to educate people so that they know how to react, know what they have to do, spend as little as possible, while caring for effectiveness..." He stressed that if the Haitian people want to rebuild a better Haiti, they must learn and practice Japanese humility and punctuality.
The Mayor of Tabarre promised to popularize the knowledge gained in Japan and apply them to his district, taking advantage of the opportunity to announce that in a near future a training at the national level will be organized with the help of the Haitian government, NGOs and Japan.