PROTECTION OF THE RAVINE FOND DIABLE
(Haiti Libre) -
The Embassy of Japan in Haiti takes pleasure to inform that on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, was held the Inauguration ceremony of the project for the treatment of the "Ravine Fond Diable" at Carrefour-Feuilles. The project is conducted by the Youth Foundation of Morne Hopital (FJMH), a Non Governmental Organization. Present was Mr. Kentaro Minami Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Ludner Remarais the Departmental Director of the Department of Environment and Mr. Luckner Registry Coordinator of FJMH.
This project for an amount of USD$ 97,208, is part of the program of "aid to local micro-projects that contribute to human safety" (APL) of the Japanese government.
The nature of the project can be summarized in four main points :
1. The protection and the correction of about 1,800 meters of gully; thus ensuring the prevention of disaster risk in the area of Canapé-Vert;
2. Planting of 18,040 seedlings of orange on the immediately slopes; necessary to ensure the ecological balance of watersheds in the area;
3. The construction of 130 thresholds, in terms of a strategy to secure areas corrected;
4. The acquisition of equipment necessary to carry out this work.
This is a project for which the benefits will be established both in the short term and in the long term. Indeed, the localities of Carrefour-Feuilles, Bas Peu de Choses, as well as the downtown of Port-au-Prince, will now record smaller losses of plants and livestock during heavy rains that have caused floods and landslides proven fatal many times.